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Z Carinae

Index Z Carinae

;z Carinae The Bayer designation z Carinae (z Car) is shared by two stars in the constellation Carina. [1]

5 relations: Bayer designation, HD 96566, HD 96919, Mira variable, Variable star designation.

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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HD 96566

HD 96566 (z1 Carinae, z1 Car) is a star in the constellation Carina.

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HD 96919

HD 96919, also known by its Bayer designation of z2 Carinae and the variable star designation of V371 Carinae, is a blue supergiant star in the constellation Carina.

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Mira variable

Mira variables ("Mira", Latin, adj. - feminine form of adjective "wonderful"), named for 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.

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

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