Fixed star:  METALLAH
Constellation: Alpha (α) Triangulum
Longitude 1900: 05TAU28 Longitude 2000: 06TAU52
Declination 1900: +29.06' Declination 2000: +29.34'
Right ascension: 01h 52m Latitude: +16.48'
Spectral class: F2 Magnitude: 3.6

The history of the star: Metallah

from p.416 of Star Names, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889.

MetallahAlpha (α) Triangulum, Metallah, is a yellow star at the vertex of the Northern Triangle.

Caput Trianguli was translated Ras al Muthallath by the Arabian astronomers.

It is a half-magnitude inferior to beta (β), although the latter bears no name. Together these two were the Arabs' Al Mizan, the Scale-beam, alpha comes to the meridian on the 6th of December.

[Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889].



The astrological influences of the constellation Triangulum

Legend: Triangulum is said to have been placed in the heavens by Jupiter at the request of Ceres who asked that the shape of her island Sicily might be represented amongst the stars. [Robson*, p.64.]

Influences: According to Ptolemy it is like Mercury. It is said to give a just, companionable, truthful, righteous and benevolent nature, with interest in architecture and Freemasonry. [Robson*, p.64.]

The astrological influences of the star Metallah

This star has the planetary nature of Mercury and indicates those of a just nature and those whose living is made in the legal profession. [Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.22-23.].


*[Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923].