Star Names That Start With D

There are currently 10 stars in the catalog of the International Astronomical Union whose names begin with the letter d.

Notorious stars on this list include Dubhe and Denebola. If you are looking for a baby name, you can also try checking out our 100+ Space Baby Names article.

The following table lists them all. Here’s what each of the columns mean:

Name: The proper or colloquial name for the star.

Constellation: The group of stars the star belongs to.

Bayern Designation: The ordered name for the star in the Bayern catalog of stars.

Designation: The ‘scientific’ name for the star in the IAU catalog. This is the name astronomers generally use.

Approval Date: The date the proper name was officially approved for the IAU catalog. Most names have been used for a much longer time though.

NameConstellationBayern DesignationDesignationApproval Date
DabihCapricornusβ1 Capricorni AaHR 77762016-08-21
DalimFornaxα Fornacis AHR 9632017-09-05
DenebCygnusα CygniHR 79242016-06-30
Deneb AlgediCapricornusδ Capricorni AaHR 83222017-02-01
DenebolaLeoβ LeonisHR 45342016-06-30
DiademComa Berenicesα Comae Berenices AHR 49682017-02-01
DiphdaCetusβ CetiHR 1882016-08-21
DschubbaScorpiusδ Scorpii AHR 59532016-08-21
DubheUrsa Majorα Ursae Majoris AHR 43012016-06-30
DzibanDracoψ1 Draconis AHR 66362017-09-05

This list does not include some of the proposed star names that are proposed every year, but still haven’t been fully approved and made official.

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