Alphard

Alphard

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alphard is the brightest star in the constellation Hydra. The name Alphard is from the Arabic, "the solitary one," there being no other bright stars near it. It was also known as the "backbone of the Serpent" to the Arabs. In ancient China it formed part of an asterism called the "red bird." The European astronomer Tycho Brahe dubbed it Cor Hydr, the heart of the snake. In the catalogue of stars in the Calendarium of Al Achsasi Al Mouakket, this star was designated Soheil al Fard, which was translated into Latin as Soheil Solitarius, meaning the bright solitary one.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136589885
  • 9786136589886