Edasich (iota Draconis)

Artist impression by IAU/L. Cal├žada

Edasich (iota Draconis)

Star details
  • Constellation: the Dragon
  • Vmag: 3.3
  • Visibility: Visible to the naked eye
  • Number of Planets: 1

Planet details

iota Draconis b

  • Mass (Jupiters): 8.82
  • Mass (Earths): 2803.3
  • Period (days): 510.7
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 1.275

Proposed names

Star name / planet name Proposed names
iota Draconis b Hypatia
Hypatia of Alexandria was an ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician who was killed by a religious mob at the Mouseion (where the famous Library of Alexandria was located). In the history of science she usually represents the turning point in the colapse of ancient civilizations and their scientific conquests.
We propose Hypatia for Edasich b because of three factors:

1.- The exoplanet orbits a star that has left the main sequence and started to combust helium. The blaze of the agonizing star could symbolize the fire of the Library of Alexandria that exoplanet Hypatia meets at the final steps in the life of this system.

2.- Edasich b (Hypatia) has an extremely eccentric orbit; a reminder of the intense study of the Conics of Apollonius done by Hypatia.

3.- The system can be seen from Alexandria of Egypt; the skies over the Library that once where home to Hypatia and the classical reasoning.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
iota Draconis b amagumo
How the dragon appeared, we are heading to heaven.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
iota Draconis b Appin
From the imaginary book "Red book of Appin", it's in folklore and some novels.

"Red book of Appin" is an imaginary book about magic,it's in folklore in the UK.
The radiant of Quadrantids meteor shower is very close to iota Dragonis, and iota Dragonis b is first planet around giant star.
Therefore this planet may be very strange like magic, however a human being will solve it by magic called astronomy. We put such meanings into that name.

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Star name / planet name Proposed names
iota Draconis b Foros
According to one version Edasich-star hyena attacks the camels, so here is a giant planet may be called chance - Foros.

Foros translated from arabic as a chance

Star name / planet name Proposed names
iota Draconis b Herensuge
It was the vasque mitology dragon, that use to fly around small towns throuwing fire.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
iota Draconis b Machikanewani
An ancient crocodile

Machikanewani is a name of a fossil crocodile that was excavated in Toyonaka in Japan.
The star belongs to the constellation of the Dragon. Dragon is a legendary creature, that looks like a crocodile.
And that is associated with the small legendary crocodile, Machikanewani.

Star name / planet name Proposed names
iota Draconis b Yamatanoorochi
Yamatanoorochi is a dragon of the legend which appears in the ancient Izumo myth of Japan.
Quadrantids(iota Draconids) appear in January every year.
The spectacular view of shooting stars is seen as fire spouting from the mouth of Yamatanoorochi.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
iota Draconis b Misopan
A soybean paste bun.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
iota Draconis b Itogon
Itogon the official character of Itoshima-city.
Itogon in children of the dragon, the best in the name of the planet in the Draco.
Itogon is the name that continues to be loved future in Itoshima,also it will continue to be loved star in the same way

Itogon is the name that continues to be loved future in Itoshima,also it will continue to be loved star in the same way.