|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.
Alpha (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
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].