Ascella is a star of spectral type A5, with a mass of 9.8 times the Stellar Standard. It is a young, bright star, with over 40 times the stellar standard luminosity. The star is still contracting toward the main sequence, and at a distance appears to be much dimmer due to the large cloud of dust and matter in its accretion disk. The star is located 410 light-years core-ward of Sol, slightly ahead in the direction of galactic rotation. It is also located 119.8 light-years (17 degrees) below the galactic disk on the near side of the star-forming region. ?