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Z Chamaeleontis

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Z Chamaeleontis (abbreviated Z Cha) is a dwarf nova variable star system approximately 316 light-years away from the Sun, where two stars orbit each other every 1.78 hours. [1]

16 relations: Astronomical unit, Brown dwarf, Chamaeleon, Dwarf nova, Epoch (astronomy), HW Virginis, Jupiter, Light-year, NN Serpentis, OY Carinae, Red dwarf, Substellar object, Sun, The Astrophysical Journal, Variable star, White dwarf.

Astronomical unit

The astronomical unit (symbol: au, ua, or AU) is a unit of length, roughly the distance from Earth to the Sun.

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Brown dwarf

Brown dwarfs are substellar objects that occupy the mass range between the heaviest gas giant planets and the lightest stars, having masses between approximately 13 to 75–80 times that of Jupiter, or approximately to about.

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Chamaeleon is a small constellation in the southern sky.

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Dwarf nova

A U Geminorum-type variable star, or dwarf nova (pl. novae) is a type of cataclysmic variable star consisting of a close binary star system in which one of the components is a white dwarf that accretes matter from its companion.

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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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HW Virginis

HW Virginis, abbreviated HW Vir, is an eclipsing binary system (of the Algol type) approximately 590 light-years away (based on the stellar properties and magnitudes: the Hipparcos trigonometric parallax measurement has too high an error value to be useful) in the constellation of Virgo.

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Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System.

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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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NN Serpentis

NN Serpentis (abbreviated NN Ser) is an eclipsing post-common envelope binary system approximately 1670 light-years away.

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OY Carinae

OY Carinae (abbreviated OY Car) is an eclipsing binary system approximately 277 light-years away from the Sun, classed as cataclysmic variable.

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Red dwarf

A red dwarf (or M dwarf) is a small and relatively cool star on the main sequence, of M spectral type.

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Substellar object

A substellar object, sometimes called a substar, is an astronomical object whose mass is smaller than the smallest mass at which hydrogen fusion can be sustained (approximately 0.08 solar masses).

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

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The Astrophysical Journal

The Astrophysical Journal, often abbreviated ApJ (pronounced "ap jay") in references and speech, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of astrophysics and astronomy, established in 1895 by American astronomers George Ellery Hale and James Edward Keeler.

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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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White dwarf

A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a stellar core remnant composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter.

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

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