Murzim is Arabic for 'The Herald', probably heralding Sirius in the night sky. It is a B1 II-III star of magnitude 2.0 and is the beta star of Canis Major. It is located west of Sirius. It is 715 light years away from Earth. It is also known as HD 44743, HR 2294 and SAO 151428. The brightness of Murzim varies between 1,95 mag and +2,00 mag with a periode of 6 hours. It is from the Beta Cephei type. This article is about the star. ... Canis Major (Latin for big dog) is one of the 88 modern constellations, and was also in Ptolemys list of 48 constellations. ... A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9. ... The Henry Draper Catalogue is an astronomy catalogue with astrometric and spectroscopic data about more than 225,000 stars. ... HR, Hr, or hr may stand for: A common abbreviation of hour. ... In astronomy, many stars are referred to simply by catalogue numbers. ...
==Coordination (Equinox 2000)
Categories: Star stubs | Bayer objects | Blue-white bright giants | Blue-white giants | Canis Major constellation
MURZIM (AK-95) was laid down as BRIGHAM YOUNG under Maritime Commission contract by California Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, Calif., 10 July 1942; launched 17 August 1942; sponsored by Mrs.
Albert E. Bowen; renamed MURZIM 17 March 1943; acquired by the Navy under bareboat charter from the Maritime Commission 8 April 1943; converted for use as a naval cargo ship by Los Angeles Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp., Los Angeles, Calif.; and commissioned at Los Angeles 14 May 1943, Lt. J.
MURZIM was transferred to the Maritime Commission 5 August 1947, and entered the National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay where she remains berthed into 1969.
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