Denebola (Beta Leonis)
The second brightest star in the constellation Leo
and the easternmost of a prominent triangle of stars to the east of Regulus.
Denebola marks the Lion's tail, its name coming from an Arabic phrase that
means exactly that. It is a main-sequence A star,
a Delta Scuti star, and, most interestingly,
like Vega, seems to be encircled by a disk
of infrared-emitting dust. Viewed through a telescope, it also appears to
have an orange companion, but the two stars are not physically connected.
||R.A. 11h 49m 03.6s,
Dec. +14° 34' 19"
||Deneb Aleet, 94 Leo, GJ 448,
HR 4534, BD +15°2383,
HD 102647, LHS 2462,
LTT 13249, GCTP 2738.00,
SAO 99809, FK5 444, HIP 57632