Star Names That Start With E

There are currently 8 stars in the catalog of the International Astronomical Union whose names begin with the letter e.

Notorious stars on this list include Electra and Elnath. 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
EdasichDracoι DraconisHR 57442015-12-15
ElectraTaurus17 TauriHR 11422016-08-21
ElgafarVirgoφ Virginis AHR 54092018-06-01
ElkurudColumbaθ ColumbaeHR 21772018-06-01
ElnathTaurusβ Tauri AaHR 17912016-07-20
EltaninDracoγ DraconisHR 67052016-08-21
EnifPegasusε PegasiHR 83082016-07-20
ErraiCepheusγ Cephei AaHR 89742015-12-15

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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