eclipsing

  • 1 Eclipsing — Eclipse E*clipse , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Eclipsed} ([ e]*kl[i^]pst ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eclipsing}.] 1. To cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; said of a heavenly body; as, the moon eclipses the sun. [1913 Webster] 2. To obscure, darken, or …

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  • 2 eclipsing — e·clipse || ɪ klɪps n. obscuring of one celestial body by another (i.e. sun, moon, etc.); any obscuration of light v. cause to undergo an eclipse; outshine, surpass, outdo …

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  • 3 eclipsing variable — noun also eclipsing double star or eclipsing binary Etymology: eclipsing from present participle of eclipse (II) : a binary star in which the orbit plane lies near the line of sight so that one or both of the stars may eclipse the other as they… …

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  • 4 eclipsing variable star — or eclipsing binary Binary star in an orbit whose plane passes through or very near Earth. An observer on Earth sees one star pass periodically in front of the other and diminish its light through an eclipse. The star Algol, in the constellation… …

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  • 5 eclipsing variable — Astron. a variable star whose changes in brightness are caused by periodic eclipses of two stars in a binary system. Also called eclipsing binary. [1920 25; ECLIPSE + ING2] * * * …

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  • 6 eclipsing binary — noun A class of extrinsic variable stars where changes in brightness are caused by stars eclipsing each other …

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  • 7 eclipsing binary — noun see eclipsing variable …

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  • 8 eclipsing double star — noun see eclipsing variable …

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  • 9 eclipsing binary — noun Astronomy a binary star whose brightness varies periodically as the two components pass one in front of the other …

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  • 10 eclipsing binary star — noun a binary star system in which the two stars orbit each other in a way that only one star is visible, although the light emitted from the system varies periodically in a characteristic way indicating the double presence …

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  • 11 eclipsing variable star — noun a variable star whose changes in brightness are caused by periodic eclipses of two stars in a binary system …

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  • 12 Eclipsing Variable —    A Binary System where one star is brighter than the other. As one star eclipses the other, the brightness increases or decreases, as seen from the Earth. This change in brightness may take hours or years …

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  • 13 Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search — The Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search, or SWEEPS, was a 2007 project using the Hubble Space Telescope s Advanced Camera for Surveys wide field channel to monitor 180,000 stars for seven days to detect extrasolar planets via… …

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  • 14 Binary star — For the hip hop group, see Binary Star (band). Hubble image of the …

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  • 15 star — starless, adj. /stahr/, n., adj., v., starred, starring. n. 1. any of the heavenly bodies, except the moon, appearing as fixed luminous points in the sky at night. 2. Astron. any of the large, self luminous, heavenly bodies, as the sun, Polaris,… …

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  • 16 eclipse — eclipser, n. /i klips /, n., v., eclipsed, eclipsing. n. 1. Astron. a. the obscuration of the light of the moon by the intervention of the earth between it and the sun (lunar eclipse) or the obscuration of the light of the sun by the intervention …

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  • 17 Epsilon Aurigae — A Epsilon Aurigae is located slightly below Capella, the brightest star in the constellation. Observation data Epoch J2000     &# …

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  • 18 List of astronomy acronyms — This is a compilation of acronyms commonly used in astronomy. Most of the acronyms are drawn from professional astronomy and are used quite frequently in scientific publications. However, a few of these acronyms are frequently used by the general …

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  • 19 Algol — This article is about the star. For other uses, see Algol (disambiguation). Beta Persei A/B/C …

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  • 20 Variable star — A star is classified as variable if its apparent brightness as seen from Earth changes over time, whether the changes are due to variations in the star s actual luminosity, or to variations in the amount of the star s light that is blocked from… …

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