Asellus Primus

List of traditional star names

This is a list of traditional names for stars, mostly derived from Arabic and Latin. See also the list of stars by constellation, which gives variant names, derivations, and magnitudes.

To find out more about any of these stars, you can look them up in the SIMBAD international database:

A

Proper Name Designation
Acamar Theta Eridani
Achernar Alpha Eridani
Achird Eta Cassiopeiae
Acrab Beta Scorpii
Acrux Alpha Crucis
Acubens Alpha Cancri
Adhafera Zeta Leonis
Adhara Epsilon Canis Majoris
Ain Epsilon Tauri
Aladfar Eta Lyrae
Alamak Gamma Andromedae
Alathfar Mu Lyrae
Alaraph Beta Virginis
Albaldah Pi Sagittarii
Albali Epsilon Aquarii
Albireo Beta Cygni
Alchiba Alpha Corvi
Alcor 80 Ursae Majoris
Alcyone Eta Tauri
Aldebaran Alpha Tauri
Alderamin Alpha Cephei
Aldhafera Zeta Leonis
Aldhanab Gamma Gruis
Aldhibah Zeta Draconis
Aldib Delta Draconis
Al Fawaris Delta Cygni
Alfecca Meridiana Alpha Coronae Australis
Alfirk Beta Cephei
Algedi Alpha Capricorni
Al Giedi Alpha Capricorni
Algenib Alpha Persei, or ...
Algenib Gamma Pegasi
Algieba Gamma Leonis
Algol Beta Persei
Algorab Delta Corvi
Alhajoth Alpha Aurigae
Alhena Gamma Geminorum
Alioth Epsilon Ursae Majoris
Alkaid Eta Ursae Majoris
Al Kurud Theta Columbae
Al Kalb al Rai Rho-2 Cephei
Alkalurops Mu Bootis
Al Kaphrah Chi Ursae Majoris
Alkes Alpha Crateris
Alkurah Xi Cephei
Almach Gamma Andromedae
Al Minliar al Asad Kappa Leonis
Al Nair Alpha Gruis
Alnasl Gamma Sagittarii
Alnilam Epsilon Orionis
Alnitak Zeta Orionis
Alniyat Tau Scorpii
Al Niyat Sigma Scorpii
Alphard Alpha Hydrae
Alphecca Alpha Coronae Borealis
Alpheratz Alpha Andromedae
Alrai Gamma Cephei
Alrakis Mu Draconis
Alrami Alpha Sagittarii
Alrischa Alpha Piscium
Alruccabah Alpha Ursae Minoris
Alsafi Sigma Draconis
Alsciaukat 31 Lyncis
Alshain Beta Aquilae
Alshat Nu Capricorni
Altair Alpha Aquilae
Altais Delta Draconis
Altarf Beta Cancri
Alterf Lambda Leonis
Al Thalimain Iota Aquilae, or ...
Al Thalimain Lambda Aquilae
Aludra Eta Canis Majoris
Alula Australis Xi Ursae Majoris
Alula Borealis Nu Ursae Majoris
Alwaid Beta Draconis
Alya Theta Serpentis
Alzir Xi Geminorum
Ancha Theta Aquarii
Angetenar Tau-2 Eridani
Ankaa Alpha Phoenicis
Antares Alpha Scorpii
Arcturus Alpha Bootis
Arich Gamma Virginis
Arided Alpha Cygni
Arkab Beta Sagittarii
Arkab Prior Beta-1 Sagittarii
Arkab Posterior Beta-2 Sagittarii
Arm Eta Capricorni
Arneb Alpha Leporis
Arrakis Mu Draconis
Ascella Zeta Sagittarii
Asellus Australis Delta Cancri
Asellus Borealis Gamma Cancri
Asellus Primus Theta Bootis
Asellus Secundus Iota Bootis
Asellus Tertius Kappa Bootis
Ashlesha Epsilon Hydrae
Askella Zeta Sagittarii
Aspidiske Iota Carinae
Asterion Beta Canum Venaticorum
Asterope 21 Tauri
Atik Omicron Persei
Atlas 27 Tauri
Atria Alpha Trianguli Australis
Auva Delta Virginis
Avior Epsilon Carinae
Azaleh Zeta Aurigae
Azelfafage Pi-1 Cygni
Azha Eta Eridani
Azimech Alpha Virginis
Azmidiske Xi Puppis

B

Proper Name Designation
Baham Theta Pegasi
Baten Kaitos Zeta Ceti
Becrux Beta Crucis
Beid Omicron-1 Eridani
Bellatrix Gamma Orionis
Benetnasch Eta Ursae Majoris
Betelgeuse Alpha Orionis
Betria Beta Trianguli Australis
Bharani 41 Arietis
Biham Theta Pegasi
Birdun Epsilon Centauri
Botein Delta Arietis
Brachium Sigma Librae
Bunda Xi Aquarii

C

Proper Name Designation
Canopus Alpha Carinae
Capella Alpha Aurigae
Caph Beta Cassiopeiae
Castor Alpha Geminorum
Cebalrai Beta Ophiuchi
Celaeno 16 Tauri
Chara Alpha Canum Venaticorum, or sometimes
Chara Beta Canum Venaticorum
Cheleb Beta Ophiuchi
Chertan Theta Leonis
Chort Theta Leonis
Chow Beta Serpentis
Cor Caroli Alpha Canum Venaticorum
Cursa Beta Eridani

D

Proper Name Designation
Dabih Beta Capricorni
Decrux Delta Crucis
Deneb Alpha Cygni
Deneb Algedi Delta Capricorni
Deneb Dulfim Epsilon Delphini
Deneb el Okab Zeta Aquilae
Deneb Kaitos Beta Ceti
Deneb Kaitos Schemali Iota Ceti
Denebola Beta Leonis
Dheneb Eta Ceti
Diadem Alpha Comae Berenices
Diphda Beta Ceti
Dnoces Iota Ursae Majoris
Dschubba Delta Scorpii
Dubhe Alpha Ursae Majoris
Duhr Delta Leonis

E

Proper Name Designation
Edasich Iota Draconis
Electra 17 Tauri
Elmuthalleth Alpha Trianguli
Elnath Beta Tauri
Eltanin Gamma Draconis
Enif Epsilon Pegasi
Errai Gamma Cephei
Etamin Gamma Draconis

F

Proper Name Designation
Fomalhaut Alpha Piscis Austrini
Fum al Samakah Beta Piscium
Furud Zeta Canis Majoris

G

Proper Name Designation
Gacrux Gamma Crucis
Garnet Star Mu Cephei
Gatria Gamma Trianguli Australis
Gianfar Lambda Draconis
Giedi Alpha Capricorni
Gienah Gurab Gamma Corvi
Giennah Epsilon Cygni
Girtab Kappa Scorpii
Gomeisa Beta Canis Minoris
Gorgonea Tertia Rho Persei
Graffias Beta Scorpii
Grafias Beta Scorpii
Grassias Beta Scorpii
Grumium Xi Draconis

H

Proper Name Designation
Hadar Beta Centauri
Hadir Sigma Puppis
Haedus Zeta Aurigae
Haldus Epsilon Aurigae
Hamal Alpha Arietis
Hassaleh Iota Aurigae
Head of Hydrus Alpha Hydri
Heka Lambda Orionis
Heze Zeta Virginis
Hoedus (I) Zeta Aurigae
Hoedus II Eta Aurigae
Homam Zeta Pegasi
Hyadum I Gamma Tauri
Hyadum II Delta-1 Tauri
Hydrobius Zeta Hydrae

I

Proper Name Designation
Izar Epsilon Bootis

J

Proper Name Designation
Jabbah Nu Scorpii
Jih Kappa Pegasi
Juxta Crucem Epsilon Crucis

K

Proper Name Designation
Kaffaljidhma Gamma Ceti
Kajam Omega Herculis
Kastra Epsilon Capricorni
Kaus Australis Epsilon Sagittarii
Kaus Borealis Lambda Sagittarii
Kaus Media Delta Sagittarii
Keid Omicron-2 Eridani
Kitalpha Alpha Equulei
Kleeia Delta-3 Tauri
Kochab Beta Ursae Minoris
Kornephoros Beta Herculis
Kraz Beta Corvi
Ksora Delta Cassiopeiae
Kullat Nunu Eta Piscium
Kuma Nu Draconis

L

Proper Name Designation
Lanx Australis Beta Librae
La Superba Y Canum Venaticorum
Lesath Upsilon Scorpii
Lucida Anseris Alpha Vulpeculae

M

Proper Name Designation
Maasym Lambda Herculis
Mahasim Theta Aurigae
Maia 20 Tauri
Marfark Theta Cassiopeiae
Marfik Lambda Ophiuchi
Markab Alpha Pegasi and HR 2948
Matar Eta Pegasi
Mebsuta Epsilon Geminorum
Media Delta Sagittarii
Megrez Delta Ursae Majoris
Meissa Lambda Orionis
Mekbuda Zeta Geminorum
Menchib Xi Persei
Menkab Alpha Ceti
Menkalinan Beta Aurigae
Menkar Alpha Ceti
Menkent Theta Centauri
Menkib Zeta Persei
Merak Beta Ursae Majoris
Merga 38 Boötis
Merope 23 Tauri
Mesarthim Gamma Arietis
Miaplacidus Beta Carinae
Mimosa Beta Crucis, Becrux
Minchir Sigma Hydrae
Minelava Delta Virginis
Minkar Epsilon Corvi
Mintaka Delta Orionis
Mira Omicron Ceti
Mirach Beta Andromedae
Miram Eta Persei
Mirfak Alpha Persei
Mirzam Beta Canis Majoris
Misam Kappa Persei
Mizar Zeta Ursae Majoris
Mothallah Alpha Trianguli
Muliphein Gamma Centauri, Gamma Canis Majoris
Muphrid (or Mufrid) Eta Bootis
Murzim Beta Canis Majoris
Muscida Omicron Ursae Majoris, or
Muscida Pi-1 Ursae Majoris, or
Muscida Pi-2 Ursae Majoris

N

Proper Name Designation
Nair Al Saif Iota Orionis
Naos Zeta Puppis
Nash Gamma Sagittarii
Nashira Gamma Capricorni
Navi Epsilon Cassiopeiae
Nekkar Beta Boötis
Neshmet Mu Leporis
Nihal Beta Leporis
Nunki Sigma Sagittarii
Nusakan Beta Coronae Borealis

O

Proper Name Designation
Okul Pi Capricorni

P

Proper Name Designation
Peacock Alpha Pavonis
Phact Alpha Columbae
Phad (or Phecda, Phekda) Gamma Ursae Majoris
Pherkad Gamma Ursae Minoris
Pherkard Delta Ursae Minoris
Pleione 28 Tauri - see Pleiades
Polaris Alpha Ursae Minoris
Polaris Australis Sigma Octantis
Pollux Beta Geminorum
Porrima Gamma Virginis
Praecipua 46 Leonis Minoris
Procyon Alpha Canis Minoris
Propus Eta Geminorum
Proxima Centauri Alpha Centauri C
Pulcherrima Epsilon Boötis

R

Proper Name Designation
Rana Delta Eridani
Ras Algethi Alpha Herculis
Ras Alhague Alpha Ophiuchi
Ras Elased Australis Epsilon Leonis
Rasalas Mu Leonis
Rastaban Beta Draconis
Ras Thaoum Alpha Geminorum
Regor Gamma Velorum
Regulus Alpha Leonis
Rigel Beta Orionis
Rigil Kentaurus Alpha Centauri
Rijl al Awwa Mu Virginis
Rotanev Beta Delphini
Ruchba Omega-2 Cygni
Ruchbah Delta Cassiopeiae
Rukbat Alpha Sagittarii
Rukh Delta Cygni

S

Proper Name Designation
Sabik Eta Ophiuchi
Sadachbia Gamma Aquarii
Sadalbari Mu Pegasi
Sadalmelik Alpha Aquarii
Sadalsuud Beta Aquarii
Sadatoni Zeta Aurigae
Sadira Epsilon Eridani
Sadr Gamma Cygni
Saiph Kappa Orionis
Salm Tau Pegasi
Sargas Theta Scorpii
Sarin Delta Herculis
Sarir Theta Ursae Majoris
Sasin Epsilon Leporis
Sceptrum 53 Eridani
Scheat Beta Pegasi
Scheddi Delta Capricorni
Schedir or Schedar Alpha Cassiopeiae
Segin Epsilon Cassiopeiae
Seginus Gamma Bootis
Sham Alpha Sagittae
Shaula Lambda Scorpii
Sheliak Beta Lyrae
Sheratan Beta Arietis
Shurnarkabtishashutu Zeta Tauri
Sinistra Nu Ophiuchi
Sirius Alpha Canis Majoris
Situla Kappa Aquarii
Skat Delta Aquarii
Spica Alpha Virginis
Sterope II 22 Tauri
Sualocin Alpha Delphini
Subra Omicron Leonis
Suhail Lambda Velorum
Sulafat Gamma Lyrae
Sun sometimes known as Sol
Syrma Iota Virginis

T

Proper Name Designation
Tabit Pi-3 Orionis
Talitha Australis Kappa Ursae Majoris
Talitha Borealis Iota Ursae Majoris
Tania Australis Mu Ursae Majoris
Tania Borealis Lambda Ursae Majoris
Tarazet or Tarazed Gamma Aquilae
Taygeta 19 Tauri
Tegmen or Tegmine Zeta Cancri
Terebellum Omega Sagittarii
Tejat Posterior Mu Geminorum
Tejat Prior Eta Geminorum
Thabit Upsilon Orionis
Theemin Upsilon-2 Eridani
Thuban Alpha Draconis
Tien Kuan Zeta Tauri
Toliman Alpha Centauri
Torcularis Septentrionalis Omicron Piscium
Tseen Kee Phi Velorum
Tureis Pi Puppis
Tyl Epsilon Draconis

U

Proper Name Designation
Unuk or Unukalhai Alpha Serpentis

V

Proper Name Designation
Vega Alpha Lyrae
Vindemiatrix Epsilon Virginis

W

Proper Name Designation
Wasat Delta Geminorum
Wazn Beta Columbae
Wei Epsilon Scorpii
Wezen Delta Canis Majoris

Y

Proper Name Designation
Yed Prior Delta Ophiuchi
Yed Posterior Epsilon Ophiuchi
Yildun Delta Ursae Minoris

Z

Proper Name Designation
Zaniah Eta Virginis
Zaurak Gamma Eridani
Zavijava Beta Virginis
Zosma Delta Leonis
Zuben-el-Akrab Gamma Librae
Zuben-el-Akribi Delta Librae
Zubenelgenubi Alpha Librae
Zuben-el-schemali or Zubeneschamali Beta Librae

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