14 Andromedae

Artist impression by ESO

14 Andromedae

Star details
  • Constellation: the Chained Maiden
  • Vmag: 5.2
  • Visibility: Visible to the naked eye
  • Number of Planets: 1

Planet details

14 Andromedae b

  • Mass (Jupiters): 5.33
  • Mass (Earths): 1694
  • Period (days): 185.84
  • Semi Major Axis (AU): 0.83

Proposed names

Star name / planet name Proposed names
14 Andromedae 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" (heliacal rising of stars), 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.
14 Andromedae b Umawi
Abu Ali al-Hassan ibn-Ali ibn-Khalaf al-Umawi, born in Cordoba and died in Sevilla (1120-1205) was a famous timekeeper and astronomer of Andalusia.
Umawi wrote a number of treatises among which there are two on arabic ethnoastronomy: "Of the pearl in the necklace on the knowledge of time by means of the stars" and a book about the" anwaa". The later book compiles astronomical and meteorological materials from traditional arabic lore inside the framework of the "anwaa", periods of 13 days defined by the risings and settings of certain asterisms (lunar mansions) located along the lunar ecliptic, which account for the complete solar year.
The treatise contains a method for determining night hours based upon the appearance of the asterisms of the anwaa system and a long fragment on the possibility of observing Canopus from Muslim Spain, a star used to determine the direction of Mecca.
About a century later, Umawi’s treatise was used by the famous Moroccan astronomer Ibn-al‐Banaa as a source for his Book on the anwaa.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
14 Andromedae Star's name: 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.
14 Andromedae b Exoplanet’s Name: Consciousness
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.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
14 Andromedae Prosperity
May this star support a planet which would prosper with life.
14 Andromedae b Calm
May this planet be as calm and peaceful as planet Earth
Star name / planet name Proposed names
14 Andromedae UDON
This name 'UDON' comes from Japanese traditional fool.
It has long noodle.
Inamed it in ordwe to be loved by many people for a long time in the future.
14 Andromedae b SOBA
This name 'SOBA' comes from Japanese traditional fool.
It has long noodle.
It is similer to UDON.
Inamed it in ordwe to be loved by many people for a long time in the future.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
14 Andromedae MariaMitchell
Maria Mitchell (1818-1889) was the first woman astronomer in the United States and a role model for generations of astronomers. Her discovery of a 'telescopic' comet in 1847 brought her worldwide fame, and she was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. It seems fitting that a planet in her honor that is visible in the winter skies from the island of Nantucket where she was born should be named in her honor.
14 Andromedae b WilliamMitchell
William Mitchell (1791-1869) helped inspire his daughter Maria's passion for astronomy. He was an avid amateur astronomer, a surveyor, and played a vital role in Nantucket's island life by calibrating chronometers for ships sailing from Nantucket. It seems fitting that this father and daughter team who so loved astronomy should be honored together in the sky within the same solar system.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
14 Andromedae NYAISAS
Such as circle name
Want to star of hope's Companion to astronomical observations and illustrations, and science activities.
14 Andromedae b NYAISAS-B
Such as circle name
Want to star of hope's Companion to astronomical observations and illustrations, and science activities.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
14 Andromedae Sakura
Sakura' means cherry blossoms that are the best-loved flower/tree in Japan.
14 Andromedae b Yume
Yume' means a dream in Japanese.

Atsuto Hirata who is 11 years old gave the names. He's curious about huge and unknown space very much. He has a dream to get involved in the space development in his future, so he put the dream into the name of Yume for the planet. Children have each dream for their own future. We hope the planet named Yume makes their dreams reality. As for the name of 'Sakura', he named it wishing that the star will be loved by everybody like cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms come into full bloom around the beginning of April which is the beginning of spring and also the start month of new school year in Japan. Beautiful blooms of Sakura give us positive feelings of new season, new opportunity and new life. We hope it represents new opportunities for our lives especially for children.

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Star name / planet name Proposed names
14 Andromedae Gwendolen
Gwendolen is the stepmother of Hafren, who drowned Hafren in the Severn, according to a legend.
14 Andromedae b Hafren
Hafren is a virgin who was, according to a legend, chained and drowned by her stephmother Gwendolen.

We find that names fitting, because (1) the system is in Andromeda, a constellation that is also known as the "chained virgin", and (2) the planet is one of very few planets in close orbit around an evolved gian star, so we could say that Gwendolen (the star) is also drowning Hafren (the panet), altough not in water, but in it's radiation.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
14 Andromedae Momocchi
First mascot character of Okayama Prefecture, Japan. He was named after Momotaro, a famous hero of Okayama.
14 Andromedae b Uracchi
Another mascot character of Okayama Prefecture, who appeared 4 years later than Momocchi. She is a good friend of Momocchi.

Momocchi and Uracchi are mascot characters of Okayama Prefecture. Momocchi is a boy who was named after Momotaro, a popular hero of Okayama from Japanese folklore. Momocchi became a mascot of Okayama Prefecture in 2006. He wears a star-shaped headdress. 14 Andromedae is a giant star. Although Momocchi is a pretty boy, he is a big name in Okayama, so he is worthy of a giant star.
Uracchi is a girl who was named after Ura, an “Oni” (demon) in a legend of Okayama. However, she is a pretty girl and appeared as a mascot of Okayama in 2010, and is a good friend of Momocchi.
Okayama Prefecture is called “The land of clear skies” in Japan, and is one of the best sites for astronomical observation. Okayama Astrophysical Observatory and Bisei Astronomical Observatory are located in Okayama Prefecture. Many exoplanets around giant stars have been discovered with the 1.88-m telescope at Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, and the planet of 14 Andromedae is one of them. Bisei Astronomical Observatory is a public observatory in Okayama Prefecture, and its location, Bisei in Ibara City is famous for the city ordinance against light pollution. We would like to propose mascot names of Okayama Prefecture to praise its good astronomical condition.

Star name / planet name Proposed names
14 Andromedae Tezuka
From Japan's most famous comic artist Osamu Tezuka
14 Andromedae b Hinotori
Which means Phoenix. The title and the leading role of his famous comic series.
Star name / planet name Proposed names
14 Andromedae 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 daughter’s 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  not 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 world around us and worlds beyond.  We thirst for scientific knowledge as well as an existential enlightenment by redefining our place in the Universe.
14 Andromedae b Spes
To that end, we have selected the themes of Truth and Hope – for it is these that we seek when we explore the universe and discover new worlds and perhaps, new truths and hope for the ultimate quest of finding out - why are we here?

 

To the end, we have turned to the Latin language as one of the founding languages of human civilization.  We propose to name the host star Veritas ( Latin for “truth”) and the exo planet Spes ( Latin for “hope”).  Thank you.