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ˈproʊ siˌɒnpro·cy·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Procyonnoun

    the brightest star in Canis Minor

  2. Procyon, genus Procyonnoun

    the type genus of the family Procyonidae: raccoons

Wiktionary

  1. Procyonnoun

    A star in the constellation Canis Minor; Alpha (u03B1) Canis Minoris. The eighth brightest star in the night sky.

Wikipedia

  1. Procyon

    Procyon () is the brightest star in the constellation of Canis Minor and usually the eighth-brightest star in the night sky, with an apparent visual magnitude of 0.34. It has the Bayer designation α Canis Minoris, which is Latinized to Alpha Canis Minoris, and abbreviated α CMi or Alpha CMi, respectively. As determined by the European Space Agency Hipparcos astrometry satellite, this system lies at a distance of just 11.46 light-years (3.51 parsecs), and is therefore one of Earth's nearest stellar neighbors. A binary star system, Procyon consists of a white-hued main-sequence star of spectral type F5 IV–V, designated component A, in orbit with a faint white dwarf companion of spectral type DQZ, named Procyon B. The pair orbit each other with a period of 40.84 years and an eccentricity of 0.4.

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  1. procyon

    Procyon is a binary star system in the constellation Canis Minor. It is one of the brightest stars visible in the night sky. Also referred to as Procyon A, it is known to have a faint dwarf companion, Procyon B. The name "Procyon" is derived from the Greek word for 'before the dog', as it rises before Sirius, the 'Dog Star'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Procyonnoun

    a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Canis Minor, or the Little Dog

  2. Procyonnoun

    a genus of mammals including the raccoon

  3. Etymology: [L., a constellation which rises before the Dog Star, Gr. ; before + a dog. ]

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  1. Procyon

    Procyon 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 spectral type F5 IV–V, named Procyon A, and a faint white dwarf companion of spectral type DA, named Procyon B. The reason for its brightness is not its intrinsic luminosity but its relative closeness to the Sun; as determined by the European Space Agency Hipparcos astrometry satellite, it lies at a distance of just 11.46 light-years, and is therefore one of our nearest stellar neighbours. Its closest neighbour is Luyten's Star, about 1.12 ly away, and the latter would appear as a visual magnitude 2.7 star in the night sky of a hypothetical planet orbiting Procyon.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. procyon

    α Canis minoris, the principal star of the Lesser Dog.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of procyon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of procyon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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