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The designations W Carinae and w Carinae refer to two different stars. [1]

8 relations: Bayer designation, Carina (constellation), Classical Cepheid variable, Red giant, Star, V520 Carinae, Variable star designation, Vela (constellation).

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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Carina (constellation)

Carina is a constellation in the southern sky.

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Classical Cepheid variable

Classical Cepheids (also known as Population I Cepheids, Type I Cepheids, or Delta Cephei variables) are a type of Cepheid variable star.

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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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A star is a luminous sphere of plasma held together by its own gravity.

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V520 Carinae

V520 Carinae (V520 Car / w Car / w Carinae) is a star in the constellation Carina.

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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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Vela (constellation)

Vela is a constellation in the southern sky.

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

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