Dubhe


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Dub·he

 (dŭb′ē)
n.
The brightest star in the constellation Ursa Major, approximately 123 light years from Earth. It is one of the seven stars that form the Big Dipper and aligns with Merak to point to Polaris.

[Medieval Latin, from Arabic ẓahr al-dubb al-'akbar, the back of the Great Bear, from dubb, bear; see dbb in Semitic roots.]
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The seven stone stars are positioned so Dubhe and Merak,
Promising two-year-old colt Dubhe was the easy winner of a mile maiden on soft going at Sandown on August 10 and the son of Dubawi races over the same distance in the Listed Ascendant Stakes which has attracted seven participants.
Henry Candy's charge was green in the preliminaries, on the way to post and for much of the one-mile contest, but there was genuine promise in the way he came home to finish fourth behind the impeccably-bred Dubhe, a son of Dubawi out of top-class racemare Great Heavens.
It is a privilege to support the USCG and their mission, said Dubhe Beinhorn, Vice President of AtHocs Federal Group, a division of BlackBerry.
The two stars forming the end of the bowl are Dubhe and Merak, Alpha ([alpha]) and Beta ([beta]) Ursae Majoris.
The two stars furthest from the handle are called Dubhe and Merak.
The seven stars of the Big Dipper are known by a variety of names including the traditional set Dubhe, Merak, Phecda, Megrez, Alioth, Mizar, and Alkaid.
I find that with this route there is quite a jump from Dubhe into 'open space', so I prefer to follow from Megrez to Dubhe, and then onto 23 UMa, north to 24 UMa, and then just track a little west to reach the pair.
5 degrees north from Alpha Ursae Majoris, or its common name Dubhe.
State astronomical symbol and centennial star: Beehive Cluster and Dubhe
Answer: 1) Dubhe - 124 It yr; Merak - 80 It yr; 2) 124 - 80 = 44 It yr; 3) Alcor & Mizar (78 It yr); 4) Dubhe (124 It yr)
The Big Dipper's Merak and Dubhe, pointers for the North Star, are now positioned east-west just after dark marking the midpoint of winter.