is a name mistakenly given to two stars in the Constellation Scorpius
. The first of the stars is Shaula, and the second, with which it is often (mistakenly) mentioned, is Lesath
Names for Shaula:
Shaula - from Arabic Ash-Shaulah/Al Shaulah. "The raised tail of the Scorpion"
Vicritau - from Hindu of the same. "Two Releasers". Reffering to both Lasath and Shaula
Minamref - from Coptic Egyptian, "The Sting".
Sarur - from Egyptian, same as above. More frequent on Euphrates.
Khachman - from Khorasmia, "Curved". Reffered to number of stars on the Constellation Scorpius.
Vanant - from Persian, "Smiter". Alternately translated as "Seizer" or "Stinger".
Vanand - from Sogdian, of the same meaning as above. Both reffered to a variety of stars.
Lambda Scorpii - from the 11th letter in the Greek alphabet, of the Constellation Scorpius. Its brother, Lesath, is known as Upsilon Scorpii.
17330114 - Skymap Number
158926 - Henry Draper (HD) Number
6527 - Harvard Revised (HR) Number
208954 - SAO Number
CD-3711673 - Durchmusterung (DM) Number
17336-3706 - Washington Double Stars (WDS) Number
- One of the 25 brightest stars in night sky
- Over four times hotter than the sun at 25,000 Kelvin
- Unusually strong source of low-energy X-rays, which suggests possibly white dwarf
- Mass eleven times that of our sun