Unukalhai

Alpha Serpentis

Unukalhai

Distance (Light Years) 73.2 ± 1.2
Apparent Magnitude 2.63
Color (B-V)1.17

Names For This Star

Other names for this star are Unuk al Hay, Unuk Elhaia, Unuk, or Unukalhay. These names derive from the Arabic 'Unk al Hayyah, "The Neck of the Snake." Unukalhai is also known by the Latin name Cor Serpentis, "The Heart of the Serpent."

Description of the Star

Unukalhai is an orange K2IIIbCN1 giant star having about 38 times the luminosity of the sun.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

24 Serpentis

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

77070

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

5854

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

140573

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD+06 3088
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
121157

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

582
 

 


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