standard star

standard star

[′stan·dərd ′stär]
(astronomy)
A star whose position or other data are precisely known so that it is used as a reference to calculate positions of other celestial bodies, or of objects on earth.
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"The big thing here is that we are able to show that this supernova isn't consistent with having a white dwarf (take mass) directly from a standard star companion and explode into it -- the kind of standard idea that had led to people trying to find hydrogen signatures in the first place.
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Executives of the Cappelli Organization joined with New Rochelle city officials for the groundbreaking of The Standard, a new 14-story building on the site of the former Standard Star newspaper building in downtown New Rochelle.
The Lick spectrum was absolutely calibrated using a standard star HIP 96379 (G2 v, V = 8.83 mag, K = 7.25 mag).
Thousands of readings of standard star brightness and adjacent background sky illuminance have been collected over the decades, enabling one, in theory at least, to develop a detailed sky brightness profile as a function of wavelength, zenith angle, lunar phase and position, and atmospheric conditions.
Toyota's standard Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, and TRAC traction control system.
What standard star catalogs say about seldom-examined stars is often sketchy or wrong.
Accommodation is in comfortable caravans from the standard Star range (where the family pet is welcome too) to the luxurious Gold Olympic holiday homes.Whichever you choose, you can expect well-equipped kitchens, comfy lounge areas, two or three cosy bedrooms, shower and loo.
Disney's 7-Day Premium Ticket per person, First Choice standard Star Class flights from Gatwick to Orlando, travel insurance, taxes/supplements included.
The final solution that ADC chose for its CopperTen product involves using an oblique star filler design that creates a higher degree of separation between pairs than a standard star filler.
At the same time, standard star contracts have morphed into back-end, front-end and gross participation equations that would stymie John Nash.
Observatories found that the standard star lists that had been used for some years with photometers were unsuitable for calibration, as the stars in those lists were too bright to be observed with the new, more sensitive, array detectors.

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