Suhail

(soo-HALE)

Lambda Velorum

Suhail

Distance (Light Years) 570 ± 50
Apparent Magnitude 2.23
Color (B-V)1.66

Names For This Star

"Suhail" in Arabic means "handsome, brilliant, glorious, and beautiful." This was a term that was commonly applied to a bright star.

The name of this star is probably a shortening of Al Suhail al Wazn, that is, "The Bright Star of the Weight." Another name for this star is simply Alsuhail.

Description of the Star

Suhail is an orange K4.5Ib-II bright giant to supergiant star having about 3000 times the luminosity of the sun.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed


Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

44816

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

3634

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

78647

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

CD-42 4990
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
220878

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

345
 

 


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