A Bayer designation is a stellar designation in which a specific star is identified by a Greek letter, followed by the genitive form of its parent constellation's Latin name.
New!!: W Centauri and Bayer designation ·
Centaurus is a bright constellation in the southern sky.
New!!: W Centauri and Centaurus ·
HD 110458 (Bayer designation w Cen / w Centauri) is a star in the constellation Centaurus.
New!!: W Centauri and HD 110458 ·
Mira variables, named after the prototype star Mira, are a class of pulsating variable stars characterized by very red colours, pulsation periods longer than 100 days, and amplitudes greater than one magnitude in infrared and 2.5 magnitude at visual wavelengths.
New!!: W Centauri and Mira variable ·
A red giant is a luminous giant star of low or intermediate mass (roughly 0.3–8 solar masses) in a late phase of stellar evolution.
New!!: W Centauri and Red giant ·
A star is a luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity.
New!!: W Centauri and Star ·
Variable stars are designated using a variation on the Bayer designation format of an identifying label (as described below) combined with the Latin genitive of the name of the constellation in which the star lies.