Alkaid

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

Alcaid

\ˌal-ˈkād\ play

Definition of Alkaid

astronomy

  1. :  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. McLaughlin, Astronomy, February 1997 —called also Eta Ursae Majoris

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1675

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1675


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