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Nebulous star

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Nebulous star (Astron) a small well-defined circular nebula, having a bright nucleus at its center like a star.
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Usage

In literature:

It suggests a nebulous dim puff of star-dust lost in the blaze of the Milky Way.
"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The great star of America was no more than a nebulous splendor on the horizon in 1779.
"Alice of Old Vincennes" by Maurice Thompson
The principle stars are seen surrounded by, and, as it were, drowned in, dense nebulous clouds of an unparalleled kind.
"Curiosities of the Sky" by Garrett Serviss
That luminous glare which sometimes lingers after the stars go out, threw a trembling, nebulous radiance over sand and cove.
"In Search of the Unknown" by Robert W. Chambers
Many stars are also nebulous.
"Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms" by T. Bassnett
The nebulous world of letters shall be again concentred into stars.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
The stars throb in nebulous lustre, As our hearts to the music of desire.
"Sandhya" by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Instead of mist, myriads of stars are now seen surrounded by nebulous haze.
"Science and the Infinite" by Sydney T. Klein
The most curious of these was the linking together of stars by nebulous chains.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Tempel and Secchi have given wonderful descriptions of it, both finding multitudes of stars intermingled with nebulous matter.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
Catalogue of five hundred new nebulae, nebulous stars, planetary nebulae, and clusters of stars, with remarks on the construction of the heavens.
"Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works" by Edward Singleton Holden
He looked up to heaven, and in the nebulous cloud reaches found a star.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
The torches of the miners, hurrying to and fro, like nebulous stars, faintly lighted the scene of destruction.
"Tales from the German. Volume I." by Carl Franz van der Velde
In the nebulous depth of the long avenue I can still distinguish a vanishing star gliding along its mechanical path.
"Woman" by Magdeleine Marx
The resolution of many of these hazy patches of light into stars by no means disproves the truly nebulous condition of many others.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
Pale bluish bunches of lilac and the nebulous white stars of narcissi are mingled together.
"The Silent Mill" by Hermann Sudermann
Distribution of stars and nebulæ, 220.
"A Text-Book of Astronomy" by George C. Comstock
Only the nebulous stars of sensibility sparkled brightly in the darkness.
"Hesperus or Forty-Five Dog-Post-Days Vol. II" by Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Above the two stars you will notice a curious nebulous speck.
"Astronomy with an Opera-glass" by Garrett Putman Serviss
A star may also lose brilliancy if nebulous matter intervenes between it and the observer.
"Climatic Changes" by Ellsworth Huntington
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In poetry:

When I look from my window at night,
And the welkin above is all white,
All throbbing and panting with stars,
Among them majestic is standing
Sandalphon the angel, expanding
His pinions in nebulous bars.
"Sandalphon. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Little by little and one by one,
Out of the ether, were worlds created;
Star and planet and sea and sun,
All in the nebulous Nothing waited
Till the Nameless One Who has many a name
Called them to being and forth they came.
"One" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In the liquid vault of ether hung the starry gems of light,
Blazing with unwonted splendor on the ebon brow of night;
Far across the arching concave like a train of silver lay,
Nebulous, and white, and dreamy, heaven's star-wrought Milky Way.
"The Soul’s Destiny" by Effie Afton

In science:

Instead, the circumstellar nebula is dominated by a prominent, nebulous arc to the northwest and two bright filamentary loops or arcs to the southwest of the star, plus some relatively bright condensations or clumps of dusty knots near the star, all of which are evidence for multiple and asymmetric mass loss events.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
Interestingly, a broad and shallow K I absorption feature to the red of the emission profile is present at positions where the slits cross the dusty condensations and nebulous arcs primarily to the west and NW of the star.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
The reflected absorption lines show a strong velocity gradient across the prominent nebulous arc to the NW of the star, while the same absorption lines along slit V show virtually no variation in Doppler velocity.
High Resolution, Long - Slit Spectroscopy of VY CMa: The Evidence for Localized High Mass Loss Events
Herschel surveyed the southern sky from Cape of Good Hope, and catalogued over 6000 nebulæ that in 1864 he collected in his General Catalogue of Nebulæ and Clusters of Stars.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
Herschel reported his discovery the following year (Herschel 1785), and for the next century astronomers debated whether these dark ob jects where truly voids, left by the stars as theorized by Herschel, or were perhaps nebulous dark regions observed pro jected upon a dense and bright stellar background.
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
Hind ‘noticed a very small nebulous looking object’ roughly 18′′ west of a tenth magnitude star in Taurus.
Low Mass Star Formation in the Taurus-Auriga Clouds
The bright set of nebulous stars in the NW corner is another group of T Tauri stars (DO Tau, GM Tau, and the HV Tau triple system).
Low Mass Star Formation in the Taurus-Auriga Clouds
Approximately 3.5′ on a side, the field includes the jet and edge-on disk of HH 30, the jet and envelope of the obscured star HL Tau, and the nebulous star LkHα 358.
A Multi-Epoch HST Study of the Herbig-Haro Flow from XZ Tauri
If the remaining >(cid:24) 16000 K: Because the term “blue” HB (BHB) is often used to refer to all HB stars hotter than the stars of planetary nebulæ.
Ultraviolet Radiation from Evolved Stellar Populations: II. The Ultraviolet Upturn Phenomenon in Elliptical Galaxies
In the recent HST observations of M31 by King etal. (1992), the resolved sources are almost certainly P-AGB stars; several, in fact, appear to be surrounded by planetary nebulæ.
Ultraviolet Radiation from Evolved Stellar Populations: II. The Ultraviolet Upturn Phenomenon in Elliptical Galaxies
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