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    The 57 Navigational Stars (and Zuben'ubi)
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2005 Apr 16, 21:31 EDT
    The Alkaid vs Benetnasch puzzle has led me to this question: when was the list of 57 navigational stars established? Anyone know? For what it's worth, I think this is the point at which the American almanac prefered "Alkaid" replaced the British prefered "Benetnasch".
     
    By the way, on the list in the Nautical Almanac, abbreviated names are marked with a period, e.g. "Kaus Aust." while the Arabic glottal stop is marked with an apostrophe, e.g. "Al Na'ir". But Zubenelgenubi is written "Zuben'ubi". This never occurred to me before... are there people who pronounce Zubenelgenubi as Zuben-STOP-ubi?
     
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    http://www.HistoricalAtlas.com/lunars
       
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