The key lies in the Sumerian name for Canopus: [sup.mul][NUN.sup.ki], "Star of Eridu." (The star currently named "Nunki
," Sigma Sagittarii, had the name misapplied to it in the 19th century.) Some later, classical sources indicate that Eridanus ended at Canopus, rather than at Achernar as in today's version of the constellation.
The remainder of the Warren Hill outfit went on the adjacent Polytrack gallop and Dooie Dancer (Frank Conlon) showed plenty of promise when going on from Nunki
in the closing stages of their exercise.
She chased home Henry Cecil's Nunki
last time and pestered the winner right the way to the line before going down by a head.
The other reference object is the star Nunki
in the constellation of Sagittarius.
30 Mars, still bright in south at nightfall, is very close to the fairly bright star Nunki
in Sagittarius tonight.
But the technique was used so successfully with the rings of Saturn that it is being tried twice at Uranus -- first for about four hours, when the star Sigma Sagittarii (Nunki
) will be occulted by the two outermost rings, and later by the star Beta Persei (Algol), whose track will encompass all nine.
Nu Sagittarii is south of the tip of the Sagittarius Teaspoon, about a third of the way from there to Nunki
, the brightest star in the handle of the Teapot.
Fine Palette and Bagan looked on good terms with themselves when bowling along nicely upsides and, after a changeover, Nunki
(Ryan) travelled well in a visor in company with Modesta (Frank Conlon) and Fender.
Henry Cecil stayed close to home on Long Hill and Camacho (Willie Ryan) showed he is going the right way when working well with Nunki
21 [16.sup.h] 56- New Zealand Nunki
(Sigma Sgr) Occultations Approx.
Henry Cecil had his team on the short gallop and Camacho (Willie Ryan) gave further evidence of his prowess when pleasing in company with Nunki
over six furlongs.
Sigma ([sigma]) Sagittarii is also known as Nunki
. This name holds a special place among the stars, for it comes from Babylonia, a civilization that predated the Greeks and the Romans.