Alioth

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Al´i`oth


n.1.(Astron.) A star in the tail of the Great Bear, the one next the bowl in the Dipper.
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Overview: Use HST's Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph (GHRS) to record the activity of Epsilon Ursae Majoris for one cycle of variation.
Results: Kandefer did detect changes in the spectra of the rare-Earth elements, confirming the existence of a weak magnetic field around Epsilon Ursae Majoris.
For example, Epsilon Ursae Majoris in the Big Dipper is type AOp IV:(CrEu), indicating strong chromium and europium lines.