Alkaid

noun Al·kaid
variants: or less commonly Alcaid play \ˌal-ˈkād\

Definition of Alkaid

astronomy
:a bluish-white star of the second magnitude that marks the end of the handle of the Big Dipper
  • Next, I targeted NGC 5448, a … spiral located just east of the bright star Alkaid at the tail of Ursa Major, close to the Bootes border.
  • —William A. McLaughlinAstronomyFebruary 1997
called also Eta Ursae Majoris

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1675


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