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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.
Care was taken to get Rigel aboard, but he appeared little affected by his long trip through the ice-cold water.
British Dictionary definitions for Rigel
Word Origin for Rigel
Scientific definitions for Rigel
The history of astronomy owes much to Arabic scientists of the Middle Ages, who preserved the astronomical learning of ancient Greece and made improvements on it. The English names of many of the brightest stars in the heavens are Arabic in origin. The name of the supergiant star Rigel, for example, comes from the Arabic word for foot (the foot of the constellation Orion, that is). Some other important stars whose names are Arabic include Aldebaran, the one following (the Pleiades); Betelgeuse, hand of Orion; Deneb, tail (of the constellation Cygnus, the swan); and Altair, the flying eagle (in the constellation Aquila, the eagle). The names of other stars are usually Greek or Latin, such as Antares or Sirius, as are the names of the constellations.