Wasat

Delta Geminorum

What is Wasat?

Wasat is a star located in the Gemini constellation. It is made up of two white subgiant stars that orbit each other. It is near Jupiter and a main sequence star.

'Wasat' is Arabic for 'middle'. It was called this name because it is between two of the brightest stars in the Gemini Constellation.

It was discovered with Pluto.

Vocabulary

  • Luminosity: the amount of energy that a star emits from its surface.
  • Absolute Magnitude: the luminosity of a star from a standard distance away (10 parsecs)
  • Apparent Magnitude: the luminosity of a star observed from Earth (naked eye)

Facts:

  • Absolute magnitude: 2.5
  • Apparent magnitude: 3.53
  • Density: 32-33
  • It takes 248 years to orbit the Sun.
  • Nearby stars: Castor, Pollux, Alhena, Mebsuta, Tejat Posterior (Prior), Alzirr, etc.