Wezen

Delta Canis Majoris

Wezen

Distance (Light Years) 1790 ± 550
Apparent Magnitude 1.83
Color (B-V)0.68

Names For This Star

Other names for this star are Alwazn, Wesen, or Al Wazor.

These names derive from the Arabic name Al Wazn, "The Weight."

Description of the Star

Wezen is a yellowish F8Ia supergiant having a luminosity of almost 50,000 times that of the sun and about 200 times the sun's diameter.

Other Designations For This Star


Flamsteed

25 Canis Majoris

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

34444

Harvard Revised (HR Number)

2693

Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)

54605

Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

CD-26 3916
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)
173047

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)

273
 

 


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