Betelgeuse

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Celestial Information

  • Name, meaning and Constellation: Alpha Orionis, Orion. The name "Betelgeuse" is the result of the corruption of the Arabic yad al-jawzā, "hand of the central zone".
  • Other name(s) and meaning: Beteigeuze (same meaning as Betelgeuse), Al Dhira (The Arm), Al Mankib (The Shoulder), Al Yad al Yamma (The Right Hand), Ardra (Hindi name), Bahu (Sanskrit name), Bašn (Persian name, means the Arm), Gula (Euphratean name), Ied Algeuze (Orion's Hand), Klaria (Coptic name, means an Armlet) Yedelgeuse, Shēnsùsì (Chinese name, means the Fourth Star of the Constellation of Three Stars).
  • Distance from Sol: 427 ly, 131 pc
  • Type of System: Singular
  • Color: M2-Red Giant
  • Right Ascension: 5h 55m 10.37s
  • Declination: +7° 24' 25.35"

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