Deneb

Deneb

[den-eb]
noun Astronomy.
a first-magnitude star in the constellation Cygnus.

Origin:
1865–70; < Arabic dhanab a tail

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Deneb (ˈdɛnɛb)
 
n
the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus and one of the brightest but remotest stars in the night sky. Visual magnitude: 1.25; spectral type: A2I
 
[C19: from Arabic dhanab a tail]

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Deneb
1867, bright star in the tail of the constellation Cygnus the Swan, from Arabic Al Dhanab al Dajajah "the Hen's Tail."
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Deneb   (děn'ěb')  Pronunciation Key 
A white supergiant star. It is the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus, with an apparent magnitude of 1.26. Deneb, along with Vega and Altair, form the Summer Triangle asterism. Scientific name: Alpha Cygnus. See Note at Rigel.
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deneb

one of the brightest stars, with an apparent magnitude of 1.25. This star, at about 3,200 light-years' distance, is the most remote (and brightest intrinsically) of the 20 apparently brightest stars. It lies in the northern constellation Cygnus

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