Definitions

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  • proper n. : A binary star in the constellation Libra; alpha (α) Librae.

Etymologies

Arabic الزبن الجنوبي (az-zuban al-januubiyy, "the southern claw"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's humorous, as noted by fun sounding words like Zubenelgenubi.

    the Bluffer's Guide to the Cosmos | Universe Today

  • You can see Zubenelgenubi with your unaided eye (it is about as bright as stars in the Big Dipper); binoculars pointed at the binary star reveal Comet Lulin in beautiful proximity. [sky map]

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  • Zubenelgenubi is not only fun to say (zuBEN-el-JA-newbee), but also a handy guide.

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  • Feb. 6th: Comet Lulin glides by Zubenelgenubi, a double star at the fulcrum of Libra's scales.

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  • Remember as each successive day passes to start at Zubenelgenubi (it's about a hand span east-southeast of Spica) and move the binoculars slowly towards Spica until you spot it.

    Universe Today

  • As of the morning of February 6th, Comet Lulin appeared in the 2 o'clock position with Zubenelgenubi in the field and it's slowly headed towards Spica - Alpha Virginis.

    Universe Today

  • You can see Zubenelgenubi with your unaided eye (it is about as bright as stars in the Big Dipper); binoculars pointed at the binary star reveal Comet Lulin in beautiful proximity.

    Science @ NASA

  • That's Lulin in Gregg Ruppel's Feb. 6 photo above, just above the bright star Zubenelgenubi in Libra.

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