Argo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Argo formerly a large constellation in the southern hemisphere between Canis Major and the Southern Cross; now divided into Carina and Pyxis and Puppis and Vela
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Argo (Astron) A large constellation in the southern hemisphere, called also Argo Navis. In modern astronomy it is replaced by its three divisions, Carina Puppis, and Vela.
    • Argo (Myth) The name of the ship which carried Jason and his fifty-four companions to Colchis, in quest of the Golden Fleece.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Argo In Greek myth, the name of the ship in which Jason and his fifty-four companions sailed to Colchis in quest of the golden fleece.
    • n Argo An ancient southern constellation, the largest in the heavens. It contains Canopus, after Sirius the brightest of the fixed stars. By modern astronomers it is commonly divided into four parts by adding the distinctive words navis, carina, puppis, and velum, or hull, keel, stern, and sail.
    • n Argo [lowercase] In zoology, the technical specific name of the paper-nautilus. Argonauta argo.
    • n Argo In conchology, a genus of nudibranchiate gastropods: synonymous with Doris.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Argo, Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Home at the last unto Chrysa the quick-eyed oarsmen of Argos.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 367, May 1846" by Various
Samuel Green Wheeler Benjamin, born at Argos, Greece, February 13, 1837.
"The Poets' Lincoln" by Various
The people of Argos called themselves Danai, and no doubt some of them came from Egypt.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
JANUARY: BELLEROPHON AT ARGOS.
"The Art and Craft of Printing" by William Morris
He also attacked Dorian Argos, and suppressed the Homeric "rhapsodists" who sang the exploits of Dorian heroes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Fame, that delights around the world to stray, 810 Scorns not to take our Argos in her way.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
Telesilla of Argos was not only a poet, but an antique Joan of Arc as well.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
Never shall I see thee again in Argos if thy choice is for war.
"Tales of Troy and Greece" by Andrew Lang
This 'river,' so called, could never be discovered by us in any atlas; indeed our Argo could hardly turn in it without risk of shipwreck.
"The Golden Age" by Kenneth Grahame
They also made statues for Cleonae and Argos.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
Aquilonia lies beyond the lands of the Stygians and the Shemites, beyond Argos and Zingara; and Cimmeria lies beyond Aquilonia.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard
Argo escaped, it is said, 'because Jason was dear to Hera.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
Was that army fit to oppose great Argo?
"A Select Collection of Old English Plays" by Robert Dodsley
Nay, more; before the engineer whistled for Argo, Brockway was beginning to find excuses for the exasperated father.
"A Romance in Transit" by Francis Lynde
Popular legend ascribed them to Cadmus, just as Argos referred the irrigation of its lands to Danaus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
ARGO-NAVIS, the southern constellation of the Ship, is almost entirely invisible in Britain.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Argos after the death of his father, at the hands of Abantidas, tyrant of Sicyon.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
The outward course of the "Argo" was the same as that of the Greek traders, whose settlements as early as the 6th century B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
She was adored above all at Argos, where her feasts were celebrated by the sacrifice of a hundred bulls.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
But it interested somewhat as if it had been a part of the Argo, clipped off in passing through the Symplegades.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
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In poetry:

What time old Jason's ship, the Argo,
Orpheus fiddling at the helm,
From Colchis bore her golden cargo,
Dancing o'er the azure main.
"Elegy On The Abrogation Of The Birth-Night Ball, And The Consequent Final Subversion Of The Minuet" by Joanna Baillie
And mistily, as through a veil,
I catch the glances of a sea
Of sapphire, dimpled with a gale
Toward Colch's blowing, where the sail
Of Jason's Argo beckons me.
"A Summer Sunrise" by James Whitcomb Riley
Follow-my-Leader's not so bad a game.
But were it leap frog: O to see the shoots
And tracks of glory; Scorpions and Swans tame
And Argo swarmed with Bulls and other brutes.
"Stars Sliding" by Ivor Gurney
Is strength a monarch's merit, like a whale's?
Thou art as tall, as sinewy, and as strong
As earth's first kings,—the Argo's gallant sailors,
Heroes in history, and gods in song.
"Red Jacket" by Fitz-Greene Halleck
A loftier Argo cleaves the main,
Fraught with a later prize;
Another Orpheus sings again,
And loves, and weeps, and dies.
A new Ulysses leaves once more
Calypso for his native shore.
"Chorus from Hellas" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Then from stormy, wild Orion, to the dragon's fiery roll,
And the sturdy Ursa Major tramping round the Boreal pole,
On to stately Argo Navis rearing diamond spars on high,
Starry bands of seraph wanderers clove the azure of the sky.
"The Soul’s Destiny" by Effie Afton

In news:

'Argo' is a Ben Affleck triumph.
Ben Affleck's 'Argo' and Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' also get five nods each.
In addition to year-round favorites, Argo Tea offers a rotating selection of seasonal beverages .
Argos defensive back Ahmad Carroll calm, ready for big game .
'Argo' stars Alan Arkin and John Goodman give especially strong performances in the strange-but-true story.
Ben Affleck (center, standing) stars in 'Argo.'.
"Argo," directed by and starring Ben Affleck, is actually based on real events instead of being "inspired by" them.
Seattle based quartet Black Hills (featuring members of Minus The Bear, Argo, the Lonely Forrest, and the Quiet Ones) perform live on our airwaves.
The article that became Ben Affleck's Argo and more great spy stories.
Bleach significantly reduced the toxicity of ricin within five minutes, noted Lauren Jackson, a research food technologist with the US Food and Drug Administration in Summit-Argo, Ill.
Amid filth, a thrilling day at the Argos Mud Bowl .
The best movie I've seen in a long time is "Argo.".
Toronto Argos beat Calgary Stampeders to win 100th CFL championship game.
Plays Tehran in Ben Affleck caper 'Argo'.
CIA thriller "Argo," filmmakers visited two continents to depict Iranian students storming the American embassy in.
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In science:

Since the simulated GLAO loop is running at 1kH z , one iteration of delay is applied to the HO measurements to represent the time spent by the ARGOS and ASM BCUs to compute the HO slopes from the PnCCD frames and then to reconstruct and apply the correction to the ASM.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Table 2.3: List of the main contributors to the system error budget taken from ARGOS PDR.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
These data have been obtained with a Monte Carlo approach during the ARGOS Preliminary Design Review (PDR) .
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
These results, obtained with the most complete end-to-end simulations run with the CAOS code, agree and definitively confirm the previous ones that have been performed for the ARGOS PDR and FDR.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Figure 2.16: Summary of the results obtained with ARGOS end-to-end simulations. A gain of a factor 1.5 − 3 is visible on both PSF FWHM (above) and EE0.25 (below) in different seeing conditions.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Section 3.3 describes the final design of the ARGOS dichroic and it compares the telescope optical quality when the ARGOS dichroic is deployed or it is removed from the optical path.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Since the need to direct the laser light aside the LUCI focal station the ARGOS dichroic will be inclined by 40.5◦ with respect the optical axis.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
When ARGOS is in use the dichroic lens is moved in front of the LUCI focal station.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Instead when ARGOS is not in use, or the LUCI calibration unit has to be deployed, the dichroic has to be removed from the telescope optical path and to be parked aside the instrument focal station by a remotely controlled deploying mechanism.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
In this chapter we describe the final design of the ARGOS wavefront sensor.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
The WFS will be also provided with a control loop able to off-load the tiptilt correction integrated by the steering mirrors to the ARGOS laser system that will correct at lower frequencies the drift of the LGS position on-sky avoiding to saturate the mirror dynamic range.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
This controller is directly connected to the ARGOS slope computer, allowing an higher speed of control of the steering mirror.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
To gate the required slice of backscattered light ARGOS uses Pockels cell.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
Figure 4.18 shows the optical layout of the ARGOS Pockels cell.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
This unique setup has been entirely developed at MPE to meet the ARGOS requirements in terms of suppression rate and transmitted field.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
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