- a double star in the middle of the constellation Ursa Major.
Origin of Mizar
From the Arabic word miʾzar literally, apron
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Examples from the Web for mizar
My wife says, Give my love to brother, and tell him of the scene at "the hill Mizar."Bertha and Her Baptism
It is known as Mizar, and is the middle star (ζ) of the three which form the tail.The Story of the Heavens
Robert Stawell Ball
Mizar, the Horse, is the star at the bend of the handle of the Dipper.
This star is usually known as Mizar, a name given to it by the Arabians.Astronomy of To-day
Cecil G. Dolmage
One of them is especially remarkable: ζ, known as Mizar to the Arabs.Astronomy for Amateurs
- a multiple star having four components that lies in the Plough in the constellation Ursa Major and forms a visible binary with the star Alcor. Visual magnitude: 2.1; spectral type: A2V
from Arabic mi'zar cloak
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