Procyon

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Procyon the type genus of the family Procyonidae: raccoons
    • n Procyon the brightest star in Canis Minor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Procyon (Zoöl) A genus of mammals including the raccoon.
    • Procyon (Astron) A star of the first magnitude in the constellation Canis Minor, or the Little Dog.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Procyon An ancient constellation: same as Canis Minor. See Canis.
    • n Procyon The principal star of the constellation Canis Minor, the eighth brightest in the heavens.
    • n Procyon In zoology, the typical genus of the family Procyonidæ, and the only genus of the subfamily Procyoninæ, founded by Storr in 1784, containing the racoons. See cut under racoon.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a constellation which rises before the Dog Star, Gr. ; before + a dog.

Usage

In literature:

Latitude by Canopus and Procyon 18 degrees 26 minutes.
"Journals of Australian Explorations" by A C and F T Gregory
Procyon goes before the Dog; the noble constellation of Orion stretches broad across the sky; almost overhead lucent Capella looks down.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
A line from Procyon to Pollux leads quite near to Polaris.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
I got a meridian altitude of Procyon which put us in 24 degrees 56 minutes 57 seconds south latitude.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Grey
Sirius is white, Arcturus red, and Procyon yellow.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
The light from Procyon is golden yellow.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
You can, of course, be given enough drug to keep you in cold-sleep until we reach the Procyon system.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
As we have seen, the fine stars Sirius, Procyon, Aldebaran, Altair, Vega, and Capella are more remote.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
The schedule called for departure for Procyon in six days, and the ship would as usual be carrying a party of colonists.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
An irregularity of motion resembling that of Sirius has been detected with regard to Procyon, the lesser dog-star.
"The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'" by Thomas Orchard
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In poetry:

Where, on the path of suns far-fled,
Aldebaran goes forth to doom;
Where unto night's tremendous tomb
The worlds of Procyon are led.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Wards of Whose realm shall ye avail
To loose the tentacles of force
That drag Arcturus from his course,
And rend the weight of Procyon's mail?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
Shall Procyon with flaming tongue
Declare the doom his strength awaits,
Or Rigel's light reveal the Fates
Whereto his shadowed worlds have sung?
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling
And such the hope that fills thy heart,
O Life! on some allegiant world
Round Procyon's throne of thunder whirled
Or poised in Spica's gulf apart.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling

In news:

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In science:

Given that these differences do not go to zero as the frequency is reduced, they also interpreted this as signifying that the structural differences between their best fitting models and Procyon extend beyond the surface layers.
Estimating stellar mean density through seismic inversions
Ari, van ’t Veer-Menneret et al. (1998) for Procyon and Kurucz (1998) for the Sun).
New grids of ATLAS9 atmospheres I: Influence of convection treatments on model structure and on observable quantities
In the future, we expect further ground-based observations using Doppler techniques (for example, a multi-site campaign on Procyon has been organized for January 2007).
Observations of solar-like oscillations
For the rather hotter star Procyon, however, the theoretical velocity amplitudes are severely overestimated (see Table 2).
Stochastic excitation and damping of solar-type oscillations
Acoustic excitation rates Pf of radial modes for the Sun and for the two solar-type stars α Cen A and Procyon.
Stochastic excitation and damping of solar-type oscillations
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