An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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vulgar fraction
  برخه‌ی ِ همدار   
barxe-ye hamdâr

Fr.: fraction d'entiers   

Same as → common fraction.

M.E., from L. vulgaris, from vulgus "the common people," + -aris, → -ar.

common; → fraction.

Vulpecula
  روباهک   
Rubâhak (#)

Fr.: Petit Renard   

The Little Fox. A faint constellation in the northern hemisphere, at 20h right ascension, +25° declination, between Cygnus and Aquila. Abbreviation: Vul; Genitive: Vulpeculae.

L. Vulpecua, from vulpes "fox," cognate with Pers. rubâh, as below, + diminutive suffix -cula, variant of → -ule.

Rubâhak "little fox," from rubâh

VY Canis Majoris (VY CMa)
   VY سگ ِ بزرگ   
VY Sag-e Bozorg

Fr.: VY Grand Chien   

A → red supergiant star which is one of the largest and most intrinsically luminous stars in the sky. It has a radius of about 1,420 solar radii (→ solar radius) and a luminosity of 3 × 105 Lsun (→ solar luminosity). It is about 3,900 → light-years from the Earth. Excluding solar system bodies, VY CMa is the third brightest object in the sky at 10 µm. It has a large optical → reflection nebula, visible through even small telescopes, created by its prodigious mass loss (> 10-4 Msun per year). Its initial mass is estimated to be about 25 Msun and its current mass 17 Msun. Recent observations have shown the presence of submicron → dust grains, with an average radius of ~ 0.5 μm, in the ejecta. These grains are 50 times larger than those found in the diffuse → interstellar medium (P. Scicluna et al., 2015, A&A, 584L, 10S).

V and Y, following the → variable star designation scheme; → Canis Major.

Vz star
  ستاره‌ی ِ Vz   
setâre-ye Vz

Fr.: étoile de type Vz   

A class of → O-type stars whose spectra show He II 4686 absorption line much stronger than any other He line especially He II 4541 or He I 4471. Vz stars are thought to be young stars lying close to the → ZAMS (Walborn & Parker 1992, ApJ 399, L87). Alternatively, the Vz characteristics may be related to the wind properties rather than to the youth of the star (Martins et al., 2005, A&A 441, 735).

V indicating → main sequence, z for "zero age;" → star.

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