(Alpha Ursae Minoris Ab) is the Bayer Classification for the star. The Bayer Classification was created by Johann Bayer in 1603. The brightest star in the constellation is normally given the Alpha designation, there are exceptions such as Pollux which is Beta Geminorum.
More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .
Based on the star's spectral type of F6V , Polaris Ab's colour and type is yellow to white main sequence star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 6,000.00 and 7,500.00 degrees kelvin.
Polaris Ab Radius has been calculated as being 1.04 times bigger than the Sun. The Sun's radius is 695,800km, therefore the star's radius is an estimated 723,632.00.km. If you need the diameter of the star, you just need to multiple the radius by 2.
Polaris Ab has an apparent magnitude of 9.20 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number.
Polaris Ab is an estimated 431.43 light years from our Solar System (Earth and Sun). It would take a spaceship 431.43 years travelling at the speed of light to get there. We don't have a space ship that can travel that distance or at that speed yet.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||Polaris Ab|
|Alternative Names||Alpha Ursae Minoris Ab|
|Constellation's Main Star||No|
|Multiple Star System||Yes|
|Star Type||Main Sequence Dwarf Star|
|Colour||Yellow - White|
|Visual / Apparent Magnitude||9.20|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||431.43 Light Years|
|Associated / Clustered Stars||Polaris|
|Radius (x the Sun)||1.04|
|Calculated Temperature Range||6,000.00 - 7,500.00|
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