Wezen (δ Canis Majoris) is the name of a star in the constellationCanis Major. It has an apparent magnitude of 1.84. The spectral class of Wezen is F8 and it has a surface temperature of 6200 kelvins. It radiates 50,000 times that of the Sun and its radius is approximately 200 times larger than Sun's. The star is located at a distance of 1800 light years from the Solar System. The Pleiades star cluster A star is any massive gaseous body in outer space just like the Sun. ... Orion is a remarkable constellation, visible from most places on the globe (but not always the whole year long). ... Canis Major (Latin for big dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... The apparent magnitude (m) of a star, planet or other heavenly body is a measure of its apparent brightness; that is, the amount of light received from the object. ... In astronomy, stellar classification is a classification of stars based initially on photospheric temperature and its associated spectral characteristics, and subsequenly refined in terms of other characteristics. ... The kelvin (symbol: K) is the SI unit of temperature, and is one of the seven SI base units. ... A Sun is the star at the centre of a solar system. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... Mosaic of the planets of the solar system, excluding Pluto, and including Earths Moon. ...
The name comes from the Arabic وزنwazn, meaning a weight.
Categories: Star stubs | Bayer objects | Canis Major constellation | Yellow-white supergiants
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