Deneb Kaitos

Deneb Kai·​tos | \ -ˈkī-ˌtäs How to pronounce Deneb Kaitos (audio) \

Definition of Deneb Kaitos

: an orange giant star of the second magnitude that is the brightest star in the constellation Cetus Deneb Kaitos, the “tail of the whale,” swims through the southern sky. The moderately bright orange star forms the tail of Cetus, the whale. Around 10 p.m., it appears about halfway between the southern horizon and the point directly overhead.Lewiston (Idaho) Morning Tribune, 5 Nov. 2009

called also Beta Ceti

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1813, in the meaning defined above

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“Deneb Kaitos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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