Markab (α Pegasi)
A blue star of visual magnitude 2.49, the brightest in the constellation → Pegasus. Markab is a relatively hot star of → spectral type B9, with a total luminosity about 200 times that of the Sun, a surface temperature of about 11,000 K, and a radius 4.3 times solar lying 140 light-years away.
Markab seems to be a corruption of Mankab in the original Ar. name of
this star Mankib al-faras (