As regards his place in the musical pantheon, this erst-while comet is now a fixed star, and his feet set upon the white throne.
Why are you a fixed star, after telling us you were engaged as a planet?
In those days she had shone as a bright planet rather than a fixed star.
In the vicinity of δ, Mayer observed in 1756 what he termed a fixed star.
Bard Macdonald is a very poor man, yet he has contrived to hitch his waggon on to a fixed star.
And then, as swift as light from a fixed star, the answer came to me.
There is only one fixed star in the midsts of our wandering.
In the same church with this fixed star rests that comet, Sir Roger lEstrange.
I know where flames the fixed star of certainty and success.
The Captain sat at the head of the table; next him was the fixed star Dūspeptos, with Satellite stationary on the right quarter.
|fixed star |
A star or other celestial object so distant from Earth that its position in relation to other stars appears not to change over time. The fixed stars, which include virtually all visible objects beyond the solar system, form the background against which the motions of the Sun, planets, and other bodies of the solar system are measured, and they provide the reference for determining sidereal time. In actuality, no celestial object has a fixed position in relation to any other, and the movement of so-called fixed stars can be measured by precise observation over long periods of time. See more at proper motion.