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Not well known, but surprisingly prominent, Alphard dominates the dim constellation Hydra, the Water Serpent, and is hence also known as Alpha Hydrae.
Alphard also distinguishes itself by being a mild form of "barium star," in which barium and other elements that are formed by the slow capture of neutrons are enhanced.
When Alphard was young, it had a more massive companion that died first, and in the process contaminated it with the by-products of nuclear fusion that had been shovelled to the top.
www.astro.uiuc.edu /~kaler/sow/alphard.html   (287 words)

The star Alphard (Scientific Name Alpha Hydrae) is located at right ascension 9h 27.587m and declination -8° 39.517'.
Alphard is a relatively bright star with a magnitude of 1.98.
It has an Hd number of 81797, an FK5 number of 354, and a SAO number of 136871.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /stars/alphard.htm   (55 words)

 Alphard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alphard is also the name of a programming language.
Alphard is the α star in the constellation of Hydra.
Alphard (α Hya / α Hydrae / Alpha Hydrae) is the brightest star in the constellation Hydra.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alphard   (100 words)

 Review: Toyota Alphard Electric-and-gasoline Hybrid Mini Van
Transitions between gasoline and electric power would be all but undetectable without that display, and the Alphard's silky smooth ride is compounded by its continuously variable automatic transmission, which keeps the gasoline engine at an even speed, and therefore, engine note, at all road speeds.
Altogether, the hybrid system is capable of pushing out over 170PS; 131 from the engine, 17 from the front motor and 25 at the rear, which is enough to provide surprisingly sprightly acceleration for very little effort and to keep the van humming along at 140km/h on the highways.
The space and level of comfort inside equals or exceeds that of Lexus or Mercedes limousines, so it is hardly surprising that large companies and government ministries are adding them to their fleets.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2003/11/09/172502.html   (964 words)

 The Chian Wine, by Patrick O'Brian
Alphard is undoubtedly one of those conservatives who preferred the Latin mass, instead of the vernacular.
Alphard has lived in the village for twenty years, and from his reaction to the attack on Halevy, has never witnessed anything like it.
Alphard leaves the unbroken jar of wine among his books, planning to try it some day when he has good news.
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 Solaris7 ATC Alphard Mechwerks Branch Armory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Alphard Mechwerks is one of the newest manufacturers in the Inner Sphere or Periphery.
Born of the pact between the WoB and Caesar Sean O'Reilly, Alphard Mechwerks opened as a division of Alphard Trading Corporation in 3059.
Alphard Mechwerks is most well known however as the main manufacturer of the Rocket Launcher System, and made most of its early profits by selling that system to any who would buy it, and who were not listed as enemies of the Marian state (and possibly some who were).
www.solaris7.com /armory/ArmoryInfo.asp?ID=136   (198 words)

 Spring Sky Tour: Hydra the Sea Serpent
This star is more commonly known as "Alphard", The Solitary One, because it stands as the lone bright star in this otherwise empty part of the sky.
Alphard is a star that is literally running out of gas.
As a star burns up all the hydrogen at its center, it starts to burn helium (which is the "ash" from the hydrogen burning), which makes it expand, get brighter, and turn red -- it becomes a red giant.
my.execpc.com /60/B3/culp/astronomy/Spring/Hydra.html   (1518 words)

 CanadianDriver: Toyota launches Alphard minivan hybrid in Japan
The Alphard Hybrid can generate large amounts of electricity, which allows the use of a variety of home appliances, thus reaching new horizons in minivan enjoyment.
The Alphard Hybrid also qualifies as an ultra-low emission vehicle achieving emission levels 75% lower than 2000 standards under the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's Approval System for Low-emission Vehicles.
Taking advantage of its innovative hybrid system, the Alphard Hybrid can generate up to 1,500 watts of power while it is stationary or moving.
www.canadiandriver.com /news/030731-2.htm   (437 words)

The E-Four system is also supremely fuel-efficient: its ability to recover energy from each wheel helps the Alphard Hybrid to achieve around twice the fuel economy level demanded by the Japanese 2010 standards.
Consumption is further aided by the car’s aerodynamic design, reduced operating resistance in each element of the powertrain and a new air conditioning system that uses a two-way compressor with its own built-in motor.
The Alphard Hybrid can generate up to 1,500 watts and is equipped with standard 100-volt AC power outlets, allowing a wide range of household or business appliances to be used, such as hairdryers and microwave ovens.
www.hakonet.de /uk/index.php3?page=rep75.php3   (410 words)

 Alphard from FOLDOC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Alphard supports data abstraction using the 'form', which combines a specification and an implementation.
["Abstraction and Verification in Alphard: Defining and Specifying Iteration and Generators", Mary Shaw, CACM 20(8):553-563, Aug 1977].
Nearby terms: Alpha Geek « alphanumeric « alpha particle « Alphard » alpha testing » ALPS » alt
ftp.sunet.se /foldoc/foldoc.cgi?Alphard   (70 words)

 Toyota Alphard Hybrid Van (Available in Japan)
Like the Estima, the Alphard Hybrid uses two electrical motors, one in the front mated to the engine and transmission, and a second in the rear driving the rear wheels.
It can be driven by the engine or drive itself when the engine has shut off at a stoplight.
The Alphard Hybrid provides 1,500 watts of AC electrical power for home appliances.
localdc.com /alphardhybrid.htm   (186 words)

 Toyota - Alphard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Conceived as Toyota' s flagship MPV, the Alphard displays a dynamic and hospitable personality, rendered in a streamlined, distinctively grand format with a spacious cabin and comprehensive features to ensure superior driving enjoyment.
Alphard owners can assuredly look forward to endless driving pleasure and pride.
Deluxe Cabin The Alphard's best-in-its-class cabin combines the convenience of advanced and highly functional amenities in an optimized interior.
www.toyota.com.hk /showroom/alphard   (120 words)

 Solaris7 Alphard Planetary Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The capital of the Marian Hegemony, Alphard is the center of a government formed along the ancient Roman precepts from Terra.
Alphard is one of the few treasure troves of Star League technology, particularly of germanium.
If the Hegemony government does not endanger its industry by inviting attack from its neighbors, Alphard could become a stable economic force in the Periphery for generations to come.
www.solaris7.com /Planets/PlanetInfo.asp?ID=74   (177 words)

 Alpha Hydrae (Alphard)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Alpha Hydrae is called Alphard (Solitary One) short for Al Phard al Shuja, "The Solitary One in the Serpent", although it has a number of neighbours: Alphard.
From its position and brightness Alphard serves as the serpent's heart and was aptly so named by Tycho Brahe: Cor Hydrae, a name which nevertheless didn't stick.
From Alphard to the south-southeast, just outside the viewing area of Alphard, is upsilon-1, at which point the snake's body curls upward, toward the northeast.
www.dibonsmith.com /hya_a.htm   (98 words)

 Alphard - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
We found 3 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word Alphard:
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "Alphard" is defined.
Alphard : Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
www.onelook.com /cgi-bin/cgiwrap/bware/dofind.cgi?word=Alphard   (77 words)

 The Official Virgin Steele Homepage
He loves VIRGIN STEELE, and he got me involved with the Company because he is a true believer in what I am doing, and he wished to assist in some way.
ALPHARD is a new company out of Poland, which specializes in all phases of sound reinforcement, with a complete line of amplifiers, mixers, speakers and microphones.
I want to say thanks very much to ALPHARD for making such excellent gear, (and providing me with the opportunity to explore it), and I also want to say thanks to Bart Gabriel, for introducing me to the Company…I most definitely look forward to trying out more of their products!
www.virgin-steele.com /news.html   (5761 words)

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