Kochab

Kochab

(koh -kahb) See Ursa Minor.
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Kochab

[′kä·‚käb]
(astronomy)
The brighter of the two stars called the Guardian of the Pole in the constellation Ursa Minor.
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At nightfall the comet's coma was already surrounding Kochab, Beta ((3) Ursae Majoris.
In explication of Ding [??], Didier attends rather to a hypothesized stellar quadrilateral composed of Mizar, Alioth, Pherkad, and Kochab and framing in early periods the north celestial pole.
(3,900 years ago), the Earth's axis pointed closer to Kochab in the Little Dipper.
"Kochab," the child drones, as if he had not been interrupted.
The shower's radiant is near Beta Ursae Minoris (Kochab), the bright est corner star in the bowl of the Little Dipper.
(iii) An important attribute of Taiyi is its protean nature; there is a recognition that its nominal association at this time with the bright star Kochab [beta] UMi ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) is an expedient; similar to the rationale for placing the heavenly pivot of Han diviner's board in the handle of the Dipper.
The shower's radiant is near Kochab at the bowl of the Little Dipper.
We often hear that 2,500 years ago the pole was fairly near Beta and Gamma (y) Ursae Minoris (Kochab and Pherkad, "the Guardians of the Pole").
One night, a fellow club member of mine mistakenly polar aligned his equatorial mount on Kochab instead of Polaris, and yet his Go To pointing was great.
After we cross the zenith we pass through a dim part of Draco the Dragon, and then encounter a pleasant surprise: Beta and Gamma Ursae Minoris, also known as Kochab and Pherkad, the Guardians of the Pole.
By Thales's time it had shifted near the stars Kochab and Pherkad (Beta and Gamma Ursae Minoris, respectively), which became known as the Guardians of the Pole.