Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||14h 43m 03.6s|
|Declination||−5° 39' 30"|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+3.87|
|Distance||60.9 ± 1.1 ly
(18.7 ± 0.3 pc)
Rijl al Awwa is a yellow star of apparent magnitude 3.88 and spectral class F2 III about 61 light years from Earth. This star has 1.7 times the mass of the Sun and 2.1 times the Sun's radius. It is shining with 9.8 times the Sun's luminosity, which it is radiating from its outer atmosphere at an effective temperature of 7,140 K.
The medieval name Rijl al Awwa is from the Arabic رجل العوى rijl al-‘awwa’ "The foot of the barking (dog)".
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- Malagnini, M. L.; Morossi, C. (November 1990), "Accurate absolute luminosities, effective temperatures, radii, masses and surface gravities for a selected sample of field stars", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series 85 (3): 1015–1019, Bibcode:1990A&AS...85.1015M
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