upsilon Andromedae

Star details
  • Constellation: the Chained Maiden
  • Vmag: 4.1
  • Visibility: Visible to the naked eye
  • Number of planets: 3
  • Namable: Yes
Proposed names
upsilon Andromedae upsilon Andromedae b upsilon Andromedae d upsilon Andromedae c
Inscribed in the UNESCO’s world heritage list in 1997, Titawin, the ancient medina of Tetouan city is one of the finest heritage of the andalusian influence in Morocco. Titawin was of particular importance from the 8th century onwards, since it served as the main point of contact between Morocco and Andalusia. After the Reconquest, the town was rebuilt by andalusian refugees who had been expelled by the Spanish. This is well illustrated by its art and architecture, which reveal clear andalusian influence. The strategic position of Titawin opposite the Straits of Gibraltar played an important role as the point of contact and of transition between two civilizations (spanish and arabic) and two continents (Europe and North Africa). Titawin was able to protect the scientific tradition of the peninsula and to be recognized as an important cultural and scientific center, particularly in the field of astronomy where the tradition of the study and construction of astronomical instruments (astrolabes and sundials) was maintained and developed, and this made the works of the great andalusian astronomers able to be diffused through Morocco and the arabic world. One the most advanced types of astrolabes were used by the astronomers of al-Andalus and the Maghreb and numerous astrolabes made in Titawin are currently preserved in museums all over the world.
Saffar Samh Majriti (sign in to vote)
Duale Oberschulen in der Pfalz
DOSEBG DOSRamMie DOSLD (sign in to vote)
Our proposed naming theme is „fundamental ideals (ideas? goals?) of humanity“, so it's fitting to put freedom at the center - as the name for the host star. Uhuru is the Swahili word for freedom; specifically, it is associated with the struggle of African states for independence after World War II. Uhuru is also the name of the first satellite for astronomy in the X-ray-regime, launched by NASA in 1970, which discovered Cygnus X-1, the first candidate for an astrophysical black hole (and at the time of this writing still one of the strongest candidates).
Aloha Sapereaude Satyagraha (sign in to vote)
In Greek mythology Astraios was the Titan-god of the Stars and planets and the art of astrology. His name Astraios means 'The starry one' and therefore it is a perfect name for this bright star.
Tartarus Bure Svadilfare (sign in to vote)
Honua means "Earth" in Hawaiian language
Moana La Aina (sign in to vote)
A name shared by three mythical characters, was the ruler of the winds in Greek mythology. These three personages are often difficult to tell apart, and even the ancient mythographers appear to have been perplexed about which Aeolus was which.
Telemachus Ithaca Hypatia (sign in to vote)
"mame" is beans in Japanese.We wish that the planet system grows and put this name.
edamame kuromame soramame (sign in to vote)
The connenction of two latine words "Sol" and "Maius". Suna and bigger. As the star is very similar to the Sun, but is bigger.
Asclubro Cepetra Andvari (sign in to vote)
Lily bell
We are high school students. The symbol of our school is "The lily bell" and We are doing our best to acquire the ability of "three-words", wisdom, knowledge, intelligence, in our school life. So We propose these names in language of flower.
Olive Iris Statice (sign in to vote)
After Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell-Moore CBE,FRS,FRAS well known English amateur astronomer, educator, TV presenter, writer and personality. For his contribution to brig astronomy to the public.
Sagan Clarke Schiehallion (sign in to vote)
North Germanic giant, goddess of fertility and luck
Lenus Morrigan Fenja (sign in to vote)
Our understanding of the motion of celestial objects, safe navigation and the measurement of time is owed to astronomers of the past. 2015 celebrates 340 years since John Flamsteed was appointed to the position of first Astronomer Royal. His main work involved collecting improved observations and position measurements for stars in a pursuit to determine longitude in order to perfect navigation. His work laid the foundations for making precise identification of location possible, which led to the establishment of the Prime Meridian. This is fundamental to Universal Time and critical to navigation and global communication today. Upsilon Andromedae was one of the stars classified by Flamsteed and is the first known star (excluding pulsar PSR 1257+12) to host a multiple-planet system. Following the theme of firsts, it feels apt to name the host star after the first Astronomer Royal, who contributed so much to today’s astronomy. His name appears as ‘Flamstedius’ in some Latin publications.
Grenovicum Londinium Cantium (sign in to vote)
"Prince Genji (Hikaru Genji)" is the eponymous hero of "The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari)".
AOI MURASAKI YUGAO (sign in to vote)
As a small child Dolasilla received a magnificent piece of jewellery called Rayeta. This shining crystal was given to her by Ey-de-Net, a brave hero.
Moltina Luyanta Dolasilla (sign in to vote)
Name of a famous family of astronomers
John Caroline William (sign in to vote)
Planet details

    upsilon Andromedae b

  • Mass (Jupiters): 0.62
  • Mass (Earths): 197.1
  • Period (days): 4.62
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.059

    upsilon Andromedae d

  • Mass (Jupiters): 10.19
  • Mass (Earths): 3238.7
  • Period (days): 1302.61
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 2.55

    upsilon Andromedae c

  • Mass (Jupiters): 1.8
  • Mass (Earths): 572.1
  • Period (days): 237.7
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.861