Dog Star


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Dog Star:

see SiriusSirius
, or Dog Star,
brightest star in the sky. It is located in the constellation Canis Major (1992 position R.A. 6h44.8m, Dec. −16°42'); its Bayer designation is Alpha Canis Majoris. Sirius [Gr.
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Dog Star

See Sirius.

Dog Star

[′dȯg ‚stär]
(astronomy)
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