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Mirach

Mirach
 

This star, beta (β) Mirach, appeared in very early Arabic drawings as the lucida (brightest star in the constellation) of the northern of the two Fishes of Pisces, and marked the Arabic 26th manzil Al Batn al Hut, "the Belly of the Fish", or Al Kalb al Hut, "the Heart of the Fish". In this location it was Al Risha, the Band, Cord, Ribbon, or Thread, as being on the line uniting the Fishes; but this title now belongs to alpha Piscium (Al Risha). http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Mirach.html

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