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Mu1 Cancri

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Mu1 Cancri, Latinized from μ1 Cancri, is a evolved red giant star in the zodiac constellation of Cancer. [1]

21 relations: Bayer designation, Cancer (constellation), Constellation, Earth, Epoch (astronomy), Extinction (astronomy), Hipparcos, International Celestial Reference System, Latinisation of names, Light-year, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Mu2 Cancri, Parsec, Red giant, Slow irregular variable, Stellar evolution, Stellar parallax, Sun, Variable star, Variable star designation, Zodiac.

Bayer designation

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.

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Cancer (constellation)

Cancer is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac.

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A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.

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Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.

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Epoch (astronomy)

In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time used as a reference point for some time-varying astronomical quantity, such as the celestial coordinates or elliptical orbital elements of a celestial body, because these are subject to perturbations and vary with time.

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Extinction (astronomy)

In astronomy, extinction is the absorption and scattering of electromagnetic radiation by dust and gas between an emitting astronomical object and the observer.

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Hipparcos was a scientific satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA), launched in 1989 and operated until 1993.

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International Celestial Reference System

The International Celestial Reference System (ICRS) is the current standard celestial reference system adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).

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Latinisation of names

Latinisation or Latinization is the practice of rendering a non-Latin name (or word) in a Latin style.

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The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.

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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in astronomy and astrophysics.

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Mu2 Cancri

Mu2 Cancri is a solitary, yellow-hued star in the zodiac constellation of Cancer.

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The parsec (symbol: pc) is a unit of length used to measure large distances to astronomical objects outside the Solar System.

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Red giant

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.

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Slow irregular variable

A slow irregular variable (ascribed the GCVS types L, LB and LC) is a variable star that exhibit no or very poorly defined periodicity in their slowly changing light emissions.

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Stellar evolution

Stellar evolution is the process by which a star changes over the course of time.

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Stellar parallax

Stellar parallax is the apparent shift of position of any nearby star (or other object) against the background of distant objects.

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The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.

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Variable star

A variable star is a star whose brightness as seen from Earth (its apparent magnitude) fluctuates.

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Variable star designation

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.

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The zodiac is an area of the sky that extends approximately 8° north or south (as measured in celestial latitude) of the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year.

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9 Cancri, BL Cancri, Mu-1 Cancri, Mu¹ Cancri, Μ1 Cancri.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu1_Cancri

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