/ruy"jeuhl, -geuhl/, n. Astron.
a first-magnitude star in the constellation Orion.
[1585-95; < Ar rijl foot, so called from its position in the left foot of the figure of Orion]

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also called  Beta Orionis 

      one of the brightest stars in the sky, intrinsically as well as in appearance. A blue-white supergiant in the constellation Orion, Rigel is about 770 light-years from the Sun and is about 37,000 times as luminous. A companion star, also bluish white, is of the sixth magnitude. The name Rigel derives from an Arabic term meaning “the left leg of the giant,” referring to the figure of Orion.

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  • Rigel — β Orionis Données d observation (Époque J2000.0) Ascension droite 05h 14m 32,3s Déclinaison 08° 12′ 06″ Constellation Orion Magnitude apparente …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rigel — Ri gel, n. [Ar. rijl, properly, foot.] (Astron.) A fixed star of the first magnitude in the left foot of the constellation Orion. [Written also {Regel}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rigel — Rigel, ein Fixstern erster Größe am westlichen Fuße des Orion; er ist einer der 47 Besselschen Fundamentalsterne …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rigel — (arab., »Fuß«), Stern 1. Größe (ck) im Orion …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Rigel — (arab., »Fuß«), Stern erster Größe im Orion …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Rigel — bright star in Orion, 1590s, from Arabic Rijl Jauzah al Yusra the Left Leg of the Central One, from rijl foot …   Etymology dictionary

  • Rigel — [rī′jəl, rīgəl] n. [Ar rijl, foot: so called because in the left foot of Orion] a supergiant binary star, the brightest star in the constellation Orion: magnitude, 0.14: seel BETELGEUSE …   English World dictionary

  • Rigel — Datenbanklinks zu Rigel Dreifachstern Rigel (β Orionis) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rigel — Starbox begin name=Rigel, Beta Ori Starbox image caption = Rigel is the lower right star in the rectangle of bright stars in Orion.Starbox observe epoch=J2000.0 constell=Orion ra=RA|05|14|32.272 dec=DEC|−08|12|05.91 appmag v=0.18cite web… …   Wikipedia

  • Rigel — Para otros usos de este término, véase Cohete Rigel. Rigel A Situación de Rigel en la constelación de Orión …   Wikipedia Español

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