a first-magnitude star in the constellation Orion.
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How to use Rigel in a sentence
Smyth mentions Rigel as a test for a 4-inch aperture, with powers of from 80 to 120.Half-hours with the Telescope | Richard A. Proctor
Down there they were locked in battle—men and Lassans, his own people and the invaders from far-away Rigel.The Onslaught from Rigel | Fletcher Pratt
He had known Betelgeuse years ago and personally had always preferred its neighbour Rigel, which had received no publicity at all.Tutors' Lane | Wilmarth Lewis
Jonas Briggs, a seaman abroad the Carpathia, now has Rigel and told the story of the dog's heroism.Sinking of the Titanic | Various
Care was taken to get Rigel aboard, but he appeared little affected by his long trip through the ice-cold water.Sinking of the Titanic | Various
British Dictionary definitions for Rigel
the brightest star, Beta Orionis, in the constellation Orion: a very luminous and extremely remote bluish-white supergiant, a double star. Visual magnitude: 0.12; spectral type: B8I
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Scientific definitions for Rigel
A very bright, bluish-white supergiant star in the constellation Orion. It is a binary star, with an average apparent magnitude of 0.12. Scientific name: Beta Orionis.
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