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PostSubject: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:40 am

Ok, I'm going to post a candidate!

It's Fomalhaut b!

About the star Fomalhaut:

From Wikipedia:

Fomalhaut (α PsA / α Piscis Austrini / Alpha Piscis Austrini) is the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus and one of the brightest stars in the sky. Fomalhaut can be seen low in the southern sky in the northern hemisphere in the fall/winter. Its name (pronounced /ˈfoʊm əl ˌhɔːt/) means "mouth of the whale", from the Arabic فم الحوت fum al-ḥawt. It is a class A star on the main sequence approximately 25 light-years (7.7 pc) from Earth. It is classified as a Vega-like star that emits excess infrared radiation, indicating it is surrounded by a circumstellar disk.


About the planet Fomalhaut b:

From Wikipedia:

Fomalhaut b is the first exoplanet observed directly in visible light, the first imaged planet since Neptune to have been predicted prior to discovery, and the first planet to have been correctly predicted based on its interaction with a debris disk. It is also believed to be the coolest, lowest-mass object ever seen outside our own solar neighbourhood.

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Yeah, it's the tiny dot!


Related information:

There is lots of fiction about the star Fomalhaut!
From Wikipedia:

Fomalhaut has had various names ascribed to it through time. One such name in common use is the Lonely Star of Autumn, because it is the only first-magnitude star in the autumn sky of mid-northern latitudes. It has been recognized by many cultures of the northern hemisphere, including the Arabs, Persians and Chinese. Archaeological evidence links it to rituals dating back to about 2500 BC. It is one of the Persians' four "royal stars". The Stregheria religion from Italy portrays Fomalhaut as a fallen angel and quarter guardian of the northern gate.

* The name Fom al-Haut comes from scientific Arabic فم الحوت fam al-ħūt (al-janūbī) "the mouth of the (southern) fish/whale"
* The Latin names are ōs piscis merīdiāni, ōs piscis merīdionālis, ōs piscis notii "the mouth of the southern fish"
* The name Difda al Auwel comes from the colloquial Arabic الضفدع الأول aḍ-ḍifdiˤ al-’awwal "the first frog" (the second frog is Beta Ceti)


Check the Wikipedia articles about the star and the planet for even more information!

Ok, my suggestion will be... Derceto!

From Ian Ridpath's Star Tales:
According to the brief account of Eratosthenes, the Syrian fertility goddess Derceto (the Greek name for Atargatis) is supposed to have fallen into a lake at Bambyce near the river Euphrates in northern Syria, and was saved by a large fish.

The fish? It's the constellation Piscis Austrinus! And the star Fomalhaut is part of the constellation representing the mouth of the fish! That means the fish saved Derceto with his mouth and she is still there! Yeah, I know it's not real, but it makes perfect sense!

Post your suggestions for names too!

Thanks to Bad Astronomy for the great image!


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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:30 am

My suggestion is New Albion, because of the legend, that famous admiral Francis Drake claimed a portion of the west coast of North America as "New Albion" on the exact location, where today lies the so called "Whale cove", which looks to me like the mouth of a whale. Even if the real location is unknown, I really like the idea of naming a star after this event, also the name seems very adequate: albion means "the white" and Formalhaut b is the brightest star in the constellation.

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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:28 am

I like the pedigree on "New Albion" and all, but a couple more options come to mind. (For personal preference, I've never been that fond of "New" names, but that's just me.)

Besides, if we follow the standard pattern for planet names in our system, planets, in English anyway, are named after specific figures (Roman mythological figures usually in our system, except for Uranus, which is Greek and its moons, which are fairies from the Tempest, but I digress...)

As a side note, I like Zurak's "Derceto" just fine and will, like as not, be stealing it for my totally unpublished sci-fi story. Thanks!

Another choice for a whale-themed system name is, of course, "Jonah" or, to stay with the Arabic naming of the system "Yunus" which is Jonah's name in the Qur'an.

Other whale-themed mythological figures include "Sedna" (a Polynesian goddess), "Yu-Kiang" (a Chinese half-whale sea god) and, going back to the biblical theme, "Leviathan".

If one wanted a less mythological bent, "Ahab", "Quequeg" "Pequod" and "Ishmael" might make decent moon names for the Jovian-sized world.

No recomendations, just throwing out some options to see how they... float?
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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:55 pm

I propose the name "Pharos"
This was the name given to the first lighthouse at Alexandria which is one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.
I believe this planet closely resembles a lighthouse of space because in the future people exploring space may use this planet as a marker in the night sky when they make voyages across the galaxy.
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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:49 pm

How about Dellinger? He was the Norse god of dawn. His name means 'shining one'. Because it's so bright it could be a good name.
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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:48 am

I find that all of the names above are good but i was thinking of something more unique, because we are trying to make the whole world use this... Derceto sounds like the best for me.
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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:26 am

I like Pharos. Something to emphasise the fact that it was the first planet we ever saw directly(ish). The broadcasting of its light directly at us, letting us know its there, is a pretty good analogue to a light house.

So I second guinness's suggestion.
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PostSubject: Fomalhaut b: Cthugha   Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:29 am

The Lovecraftian name associated with this star is Cthugha.

http://tinyurl.com/yzp24od

I also sometimes work with the old Bode-Titus "law" to see which theoretical ordinal number a given planet might be counted as. (I assume that there are scale factors at play--starting with the mass of the parent star.)

Fomalhaut has about 2.1 times the Sun's mass. If the planet known as b is thought of as filling position IX (77.2), scaled to that number, its semimajor axis would only be 81.48 A.U. So there must be a further factor of 1.41 multiplied, to get 115 A. U. (as observed).

Solstation suggests the proper distance for an earthlike planet (though improbable for other reasons) would be 4.1 A.U. Using the mass & scaling factor i have used from planet IX, this would correspond mostly closely with the planet IV position at 4.7 A.U. (A bit on the cool side.)

From the Wikipedia article on Cthugha ("Kah-thoo-gah"):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthugha

one finds other names such as Fthaggua & Aphoom-Zhah, should more worlds materialize in this system. (At least one is suspected.)

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PostSubject: eye of sauron   Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:04 am

someone else has "gone there"--

http://tinyurl.com/yhmeugj

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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Tue May 25, 2010 7:53 pm

deadasdisco wrote:
Other whale-themed mythological figures include "Sedna" (a Polynesian goddess)

I like Sedna, simple yet elegant. If this is going to become an important planet in the future I believe both those factors are important. This is the name which I prefer. I am sure others have other preferences but Sedna currently has my vote.
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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Wed May 26, 2010 11:55 am

"Sedna" is a good name, but it's already been used:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sedna_(planetoid)

--And if we're going to recycle names, then that means there's no reason there can't be an alpha Centauri "Jupiter" ktp...

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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:52 pm

They wasted the awesome name of "Sedna" on a planetoid? Cant we steal it from that rock and give the planetoid a lame name like "chunky" or something instead? No one likes Planetoids anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:04 am

He was the Norse god of dawn. His name means 'shining one'. Because it's so bright it could be a good name.

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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:18 am

I'm all in for Derceto!
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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:27 am

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PostSubject: Re: Fomalhaut b - The first Exoplanet observed directly in visible light!   Thu Apr 07, 2011 1:10 am

I've always referred to it as "Ningen", after the mythical Japanese whale, as "Fomalhaut" means "the mouth of the whale".
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