procyon

  1. the brightest star in Canis Minor
  2. type genus of the family Procyonidae: raccoons

Procyon

Procyon (α CMi, α Canis Minoris, Alpha Canis Minoris; Br. pronunciation n) is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor. To the naked eye, it appears to be a single star, the eighth brightest in the night sky with a visual apparent magnitude of 0.34. It is actually a binary star system, consisting of a white main-sequence star of spect...
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Procyon

[n] - the brightest star in Canis Minor 2. [n] - type genus of the family Procyonidae: raccoons
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Procyon

• (n.) A genus of mammals including the raccoon. • (n.) A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Canis Minor, or the Little Dog.
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Procyon

genus Procyon noun the type genus of the family Procyonidae: raccoons
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Procyon

(Alpha Canis Minoris ) Procyon Credit: Daniel Perlman, Berkeley The brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor, the eighth brightest star in the sky, and the easternmost star of the Winter Triangle. Its Greek name means `before the dog,” since in north...
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Procyon

[genus] Procyon lotor Procyon pygmaeus Procyon is a genus of nocturnal mammals, comprising three species commonly known as raccoons, in the family Procyonidae. The most familiar species, the common raccoon (P. lotor), is often known simply as `the` raccoon, as the two other raccoon species in the genus are native only to the tropics and les...
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Procyon

Pro'cy·on noun [ Latin , a constellation which rises before the Dog Star, Greek ...; ... before + ... a dog. ] 1. (Astron.) A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Canis Minor , or the Little Dog. 2. (Zoology) A genus of mammals including the raccoon.
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Procyon

Brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor and the eighth-brightest star in the night sky. Procyon is a white star 11.4 light years from the Sun, with a mass 1.7 times that of the Sun. It has a white dwarf companion that orbits it every 40 years. The name, derived from Greek, means `before the dog`, and reflects the fact that in ...
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Procyon

brightest star in the northern constellation Canis Minor (Lesser Dog) and one of the brightest in the entire sky, with an apparent visual magnitude ... [3 related articles]
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Procyon

Procyon (prō'sēon") , brightest star in the constellation Canis Minor; Bayer designation α Canis Minoris; 1992 position R.A. 7h38.9m, Dec.+5°15'. A yellow-white star of spectral class F5 IV-V, it is one of the nearer bright stars, lying about 11.5 light-years away. ...
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