Alphecca

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noun Al·phec·ca \ al-ˈfe-kə \

Definition of Alphecca

astronomy
:a white binary star of the second magnitude that is the brightest star in the constellation Corona Borealis
  • The brightest star in Corona Borealis is Alphecca, a hot bluish-white star about 75 light-years away—about 435 trillion miles. The light we see from Alphecca tonight left that star in 1936, when FDR was president.
  • —Mike LynchSt. Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press4 June 2011
called also Alpha Coronae Borealis

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First Known Use of alphecca

1812


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