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Re: [thefixedstars] mu and nu aquarii - wikipedia

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
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    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 6, 2006
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      --- Diana K Rosenberg <fixed.stars@...> wrote:

      > Hi Mark
      >
      > You sent:
      >
      > Alberaan Australis (Nu Aquarii)
      > >
      > > (Note: Mu and Nu Aquarii are apparently
      > proper-named Alberaan, "the
      > > two swallowers"; Alberaan Australis is what I'm
      > calling Nu Aquarii,
      > > which is further south in declination than Mu
      > Aquarii, which I'm
      > > calling Alberaan
      > > Borealis)
      > > ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
      > I sent:
      >
      > > Where did you find this name?
      >
      >
      > Mmmm...Wikipedia. (They've given sources for their
      > information.)
      > >
      > > Allen has mu and nu together as Al Bulaan - p 53
      >
      > Sounds like a corruption or variation.
      >
      > Mark A. Holmes
      > ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
      > Wikipedia has
      > Mu Aquarii (¦Ì Aqr / ¦Ì Aquarii) is a binary star
      > </wiki/Binary_star> in
      > the constellation </wiki/Constellation> Aquarius
      > </wiki/Aquarius> . It is
      > approximately 155 light years </wiki/Light_years>
      > from Earth </wiki/Earth>
      > . It shares the traditional name Albulaan with ¦Í
      > Aquarii </wiki/Nu_Aquarii>
      > . The name derives from an Arabic
      > </wiki/Arabic_language> term al-bulac¨¡n
      > meaning "the two swallowers".
      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CE%9C_Aquarii
      > ]]]]]]]]]]]
      >
      > OK, so shouldn't it be Albulaan (probably originally
      > Al Bulaan) rather than
      > Alberaan?


      Probably.


      Mark A. Holmes




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