14 Andromedae

Star details
  • Constellation: the Chained Maiden
  • Vmag: 5.2
  • Visibility: Visible to the naked eye
  • Number of planets: 1
  • Namable: Yes
Proposed names
14 Andromedae 14 Andromedae b
Alami
Mohamed ibn-Mohamed ibn-Ibrahim al-Hassani al-ldrissi al-Alami, (1875-1953) was an eminent scholar of the al- Quarawiyin University of Fes, a major center of science and culture in Morocco’s history. For well over twelve hundred years al-Qarawiyin has been one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Arab World. On the world stage, al-Qarawiyyin played, in medieval times, a leading role in the cultural exchange and transfer of knowledge between the Muslims and Europeans and attained prestigious fame, producing a number of high profile scholars that exercised a strong influence on the intellectual and academic realms in the Muslim world. Alami studied astronomy and mathematics and others scientific disciplines. He was an expert in astronomical timekeeping and work on astronomical instruments (astrolabes and quadrants). Alami mastered the techniques for determination of the "anwaa" , periods of stars' heliacal rising ( lunar mansions) , using the Ibn-al-Bannaa’s astronomical and agricultural calendar (12th century) which was inspired by the "Calendar of Cordoba". In Morocco there is a strong traditional knowledge of lunar mansions, the names of stars and asterisms are still used in common language by country side people as well as timekeepers. Alami has trained in al-Quarawiyin University a whole generation of timekeepers of the late century in Morocco and was considered by his contemporaries as a great master in his discipline. He wrote several books in the field of science and astronomy in particular.
Umawi (sign in to vote)
Sakura
'Sakura' means cherry blossoms that are the best-loved flower/tree in Japan.
Yume (sign in to vote)
Hessonite
Hessonite belongs to the grossularite garnet group. Hessonite is bright orange, just like the spectral type 14 Andromedae.
Saraï (sign in to vote)
Life
Both life and consciousness are important concepts when searching for planetary systems because some of these systems could be home to life, and possibly consciousness life. Related to this, it is believed that a proper distance between the star and the planet which may support life is fundamental. In this planetary system (14 Andromedae), the orbit’s planet is about an astronomical unit (AU) from the star, the same relation that allowed the birth of life in our solar system.
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Tezuka
From Japan's most famous comic artist Osamu Tezuka.
Hinotori (sign in to vote)
Momocchi
A mascot of Okayama Prefecture
Uracchi (sign in to vote)
Prosperity
May this star support surrounding planet to prosper with life.
Calm (sign in to vote)
VERITAS
In Greek mythology, Andromeda, the daughter of Cassiopeia, is chained to a rock to be fed to a sea monster as punishment for her mother's hubris in boasting of her beauty. She was ultimately saved by the hero Perseus. In keeping with the themes of heroism and nobility of character, we have selected 2 names that we feel no only reflect the best of human values, but also complement the themes of exploration and discovery. The human race is driven by an innate need to explore the worlds around us and world beyond. We seek scientific knowledge as well as existential enlightenment to help us define and understand our place in the Universe. To the end, we have selected the themes of Truth and hope for it is these we seek when we explore the universe and discover new worlds. And with these discoveries of new worlds, perhaps we will find new truths and hope for our ultimate quest of finding out: why are we here? We have turned to the Latin language as one of the founding languages of human civilization to help us in our naming process. We propose to name the host star VERITAS which is Latin for Truth.
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Gwendolen
Legendary stepmother who drowned her stepdaughter Hafren in the River Severn.
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Planet details

    14 Andromedae b

  • Mass (Jupiters): 5.33
  • Mass (Earths): 1694.0
  • Period (days): 185.84
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.83