Phecda

Phecda

(fek -dă) (Phekda; γ UMa) One of the seven brightest stars in the Plough. mv : 2.44; Mv : 0.5; spectral type: A0 Van; distance: 24.5 pc.
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"Despite [the] news on the secondary targets, Alkaid has been a great success for Pantheon, exceeding our expectations in the primary target, and upgrading the adjoining Phecda prospect which appears analogous on seismic...Our decision to apply to the State to suspend and freeze protect Alkaid now was impacted significantly by the 'brackish water' produced in the West Sak and also by the recent exceptionally warm weather on the North Slope.
Ursa Major's "last leg" is rooted to her body at the star Gamma ([gamma]) Ursae Majoris, commonly known as Phecda or Phad, meaning "thigh." From there the leg stretches through Chi ([chi]) to the Bear's toes at Nu ([nu]) and Xi ([xi]).
If your sky is too bright to see 24 UMa, picture an imaginary line from Phecda to Dubhe diagonally across the Big Dipper's bowl.
M109, a barred spiral, is the faintest of these Messiers at mag 9.8, but is an easy hop from gamma UMa (Phecda), though you might find the glare of the star distracting.
The seven stars of the Big Dipper are known by a variety of names including the traditional set Dubhe, Merak, Phecda, Megrez, Alioth, Mizar, and Alkaid.
Los autores agradecen a Gustavo Montes, Phecda Marquez, Juhani Ojasti, Carlos Penaherrera, Cesar Alceste, Javier Sanchez, Paula Spiniello, David Bone, Francisco Provenzano, Nadia Milani, los companeros en las camparas de campo (Tomas, Felipe, Javier), los lideres de las comunidades Warao visitadas, la Unidad Ejecutora del Proyecto VEN/99/G31, y al destacamento de la Guardia Nacional de Tucupita.
Province Star in Big Dipper Yong Kui shu "Chief" "Pivot" Dubhe Ji Xuan "Whorl; Rotator" Merak Qing, Yan Ji "Axis; Armillary" Phecda Yang, Xu Quan "Balance; Scales" Megrez Jing Heng "Balance arm" Alioth Liang Kaiyang "Yang initiator" Mizar Yu Yaoguang "Twinkling Benetnash brilliance"
LONDON (Alliance News) - Pantheon Resources PLC on Thursday said analysis of the Alkaid and Phecda resources in Alaska has resulted in an increase in the oil in place of almost 50%.
Their names, in order from the lip of the bowl to the end of the handle, are Dubhe, Merak, Phecda, Megrez, Alioth, Mizar, and Alkaid.
It's conveniently located only 1/2[degrees] southeast of 2.4-magnitude Phecda, or Gamma ([gamma]) Ursae Majoris, but this galaxy is one of the list's toughest objects.
Los autores agradecen a Juhani Ojasti, Raul Rojas, Aquiles Amares, Gustavo Montes, Phecda Marquez, Cesar Alceste, Javier Sanchez, Barbara Larez, Giselle Sanchez, Gilberto Rios, Arnaldo Ferrer, Gilson Rivas, Cesar Molina, Daniel Lew, nuestros companeros de gabarra (Iralvys, Tomas, Felipe, Javier, Michel, Leonor y Cheo), lideres de las comunidades warao visitadas, AmbioConsult, Catumare, Unidad Ejecutora del Proyecto VEN/99/G31, Guardia Nacional de Tucupita, ACOANA, Ecology & Environment S.A., Museo de la Estacion Biologica de Rancho Grande y Bat Conservation International.
36 Dou ji [Chinese Text Omitted] refers specifically to the third (Phecda, [Gamma] Ursae Majoris) of the seven stars that make up the Northern Dipper, and is a synecdoche for the constellation itself.