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Mira variable

Index 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. [1]

190 relations: Alpha Lyncis, Andromeda (constellation), Antlia, Aquila (constellation), Aries (constellation), Astronomical object, Asymptotic giant branch, Auriga (constellation), BD Camelopardalis, BH Crucis, Camelopardalis, Canis Minor, Carina (constellation), Centaurus, Centaurus A, Cepheus (constellation), Cetus, Chi Cygni, Circumstellar envelope, Coma Berenices, Corona Borealis, Corvus (constellation), Crux, CW Leonis, Cygnus (constellation), Dark Sky Observatory, Delphinus, Draco (constellation), Equuleus, Eta Geminorum, Gottfried Kirch, HD 88366, Horologium (constellation), HV 2112, Hydra (constellation), II Lupi, IK Tauri, Iris Nebula, Kappa mechanism, Lee Anne Willson, Leo (constellation), Leo Minor, Lepus (constellation), Light curve, List of astronomy acronyms, List of exoplanet extremes, List of largest stars, List of stars in Andromeda, List of stars in Aquarius, List of stars in Aquila, ..., List of stars in Argo Navis, List of stars in Aries, List of stars in Boötes, List of stars in Cancer, List of stars in Canes Venatici, List of stars in Canis Minor, List of stars in Carina, List of stars in Cassiopeia, List of stars in Centaurus, List of stars in Cepheus, List of stars in Cetus, List of stars in Chamaeleon, List of stars in Corona Borealis, List of stars in Corvus, List of stars in Crux, List of stars in Cygnus, List of stars in Delphinus, List of stars in Draco, List of stars in Equuleus, List of stars in Fornax, List of stars in Gemini, List of stars in Grus, List of stars in Hercules, List of stars in Horologium, List of stars in Hydra, List of stars in Lacerta, List of stars in Leo, List of stars in Leo Minor, List of stars in Lepus, List of stars in Lupus, List of stars in Lynx, List of stars in Lyra, List of stars in Microscopium, List of stars in Monoceros, List of stars in Norma, List of stars in Octans, List of stars in Ophiuchus, List of stars in Orion, List of stars in Pavo, List of stars in Pictor, List of stars in Puppis, List of stars in Pyxis, List of stars in Reticulum, List of stars in Sagitta, List of stars in Scorpius, List of stars in Sculptor, List of stars in Scutum, List of stars in Serpens, List of stars in Sextans, List of stars in Triangulum, List of stars in Ursa Major, List of stars in Ursa Minor, List of stars in Vela, List of variable stars, LL Pegasi, Long-period variable star, Lyra, Microscopium, Mira, Mira (disambiguation), NML Cygni, Norma (constellation), OH/IR star, Orders of magnitude (volume), Outline of astronomy, Peter Francis Williams, Phoenix (constellation), R Andromedae, R Aquarii, R Aquilae, R Aurigae, R Boötis, R Cancri, R Canum Venaticorum, R Capricorni, R Carinae, R Cassiopeiae, R Centauri, R Corvi, R Cygni, R Doradus, R Equulei, R Geminorum, R Horologii, R Hydrae, R Leonis, R Leonis Minoris, R Leporis, R Microscopii, R Normae, R Octantis, R Reticuli, R Serpentis, R Virginis, Red-giant branch, Reticulum, RR Andromedae, RR Telescopii, RV Tauri variable, RW Andromedae, RY Andromedae, S Boötis, S Cassiopeiae, S Coronae Borealis, S Microscopii, S Orionis, S Pegasi, S Persei, S Pictoris, S Virginis, S-type star, Semiregular variable star, Serpens, Southern Crab Nebula, Star, Stellar evolution, Supergiant star, Symbiotic binary, Symbiotic nova, T Andromedae, T Cephei, T Normae, T Ursae Minoris, Triangulum, TX Camelopardalis, U Andromedae, U Centauri, U Microscopii, U Orionis, V Antliae, V Coronae Borealis, V Hydrae, W Andromedae, W Aquilae, W Centauri, W Coronae Borealis, W Hydrae, X Andromedae, Y Andromedae, Z Carinae. Expand index (140 more) »

Alpha Lyncis

Alpha Lyncis (α Lyn, α Lyncis) is the brightest star in the northern constellation of Lynx with an apparent magnitude of +3.13.

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Andromeda (constellation)

Andromeda is one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century Greco-Roman astronomer Ptolemy and remains one of the 88 modern constellations.

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Antlia

Antlia (from Ancient Greek ἀντλία) is a constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere.

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Aquila (constellation)

Aquila is a constellation on the celestial equator.

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Aries (constellation)

Aries is one of the constellations of the zodiac.

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Astronomical object

An astronomical object or celestial object is a naturally occurring physical entity, association, or structure that exists in the observable universe.

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Asymptotic giant branch

The asymptotic giant branch (AGB) is a region of the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram populated by evolved cool luminous stars.

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Auriga (constellation)

Auriga is one of the 88 modern constellations; it was among the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy.

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BD Camelopardalis

BD Camelopardalis is an S star and symbiotic star in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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BH Crucis

BH Crucis, also known as Welch's Red Variable, is a star in the constellation Crux.

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Camelopardalis

Camelopardalis is a large but obscure constellation of the northern sky representing a giraffe.

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Canis Minor

Canis Minor is a small constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere.

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Carina (constellation)

Carina is a constellation in the southern sky.

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Centaurus

Centaurus is a bright constellation in the southern sky.

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Centaurus A

Centaurus A or NGC 5128 is a galaxy in the constellation of Centaurus.

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Cepheus (constellation)

Cepheus is a constellation in the northern sky, which is named after Cepheus (a King in the Greek mythology).

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Cetus

Cetus is a constellation.

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Chi Cygni

Chi Cygni (χ Cyg, χ Cygni) is a variable star of the Mira type in the constellation Cygnus, and also an S-type star.

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Circumstellar envelope

A circumstellar envelope (CSE) is a part of a star that has a roughly spherical shape and is not gravitationally bound to the star core.

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Coma Berenices

Coma Berenices is an ancient asterism in the northern sky which has been defined as one of the 88 modern constellations.

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Corona Borealis

Corona Borealis is a small constellation in the Northern Celestial Hemisphere.

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Corvus (constellation)

Corvus is a small constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere.

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Crux

Crux is a constellation located in the southern sky in a bright portion of the Milky Way.

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CW Leonis

IRC +10216 or CW Leonis is a well-studied carbon star that is embedded in a thick dust envelope. It was first discovered in 1969 by a group of astronomers led by Eric Becklin, based upon infrared observations made with the Caltech Infrared Telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory. Its energy is emitted mostly at infrared wavelengths. At a wavelength of 5 μm, it was found to have the highest flux of any object outside the Solar System.

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Cygnus (constellation)

Cygnus is a northern constellation lying on the plane of the Milky Way, deriving its name from the Latinized Greek word for swan.

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Dark Sky Observatory

The Dark Sky Observatory (DSO) is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Appalachian State University (ASU).

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Delphinus

Delphinus (Eng. U.S.) Eng.

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Draco (constellation)

Draco is a constellation in the far northern sky.

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Equuleus

Equuleus is a constellation.

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Eta Geminorum

Eta Geminorum (η Geminorum, abbreviated Eta Gem, η Gem), also named Propus, is a triple star system in the constellation of Gemini.

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Gottfried Kirch

Gottfried Kirch (Kirche, Kirkius) (December 18, 1639 – July 25, 1710) was a German astronomer and the first 'Astronomer Royal' in Berlin and, as such, director of the nascent Berlin Observatory.

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HD 88366

HD 88366 (S Carinae) is a star in the constellation Carina.

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Horologium (constellation)

Horologium is a faint constellation in the southern sky.

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HV 2112

HV 2112 is a cool luminous variable star in the Small Magellanic Cloud.

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Hydra (constellation)

Hydra is the largest of the 88 modern constellations, measuring 1303 square degrees.

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II Lupi

II Lupi (IRAS 15194-5115) is a Mira variable and carbon star located in the constellation Lupus.

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IK Tauri

IK Tauri is a Mira variable star located about from the Sun in the zodiac constellation of Taurus.

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Iris Nebula

The Iris Nebula, also NGC 7023 and Caldwell 4, is a bright reflection nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cepheus.

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Kappa mechanism

The κ–mechanism is the driving mechanism behind the changes in luminosity of many types of pulsating variable stars.

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Lee Anne Willson

Lee Anne Willson (born 1947) is an American astronomer.

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Leo (constellation)

Leo is one of the constellations of the zodiac, lying between Cancer the crab to the west and Virgo the maiden to the east.

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Leo Minor

Leo Minor is a small and faint constellation in the northern celestial hemisphere.

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Lepus (constellation)

Lepus is a constellation lying just south of the celestial equator.

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Light curve

In astronomy, a light curve is a graph of light intensity of a celestial object or region, as a function of time.

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List of astronomy acronyms

This is a compilation of initialisms and acronyms commonly used in astronomy.

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List of exoplanet extremes

The following are lists of extremes among the known exoplanets.

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List of largest stars

Below is an ordered list of the largest stars currently known by radius.

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List of stars in Andromeda

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Andromeda, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Aquarius

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Aquarius, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Aquila

This is the list of 143 notable stars in the constellation Aquila, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Argo Navis

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List of stars in Aries

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Aries, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Boötes

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Boötes, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Cancer

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Cancer.

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List of stars in Canes Venatici

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Canes Venatici, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Canis Minor

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Canis Minor, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Carina

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Carina, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Cassiopeia

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Cassiopeia, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Centaurus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Centaurus, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Cepheus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Cepheus, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Cetus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Cetus, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Chamaeleon

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Chamaeleon, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Corona Borealis

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Corona Borealis, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Corvus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Corvus, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Crux

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Crux, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Cygnus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation of Cygnus, sorted by decreasing apparent magnitude.

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List of stars in Delphinus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Delphinus, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Draco

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Draco.

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List of stars in Equuleus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Equuleus, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Fornax

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Fornax, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Gemini

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Gemini, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Grus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Grus, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Hercules

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Hercules, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Horologium

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Horologium, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Hydra

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Hydra, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Lacerta

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Lacerta, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Leo

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Leo, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Leo Minor

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Leo Minor, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Lepus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Lepus, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Lupus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Lupus, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Lynx

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Lynx, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Lyra

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Lyra, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Microscopium

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Microscopium, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Monoceros

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Monoceros, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Norma

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Norma, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Octans

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Octans, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Ophiuchus

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Ophiuchus, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Orion

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Orion, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Pavo

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Pavo, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Pictor

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Pictor, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Puppis

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Puppis, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Pyxis

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Pyxis, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Reticulum

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Reticulum, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Sagitta

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Sagitta, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Scorpius

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Scorpius, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Sculptor

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Sculptor, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Scutum

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Scutum, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Serpens

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Serpens, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Sextans

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Sextans, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Triangulum

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Triangulum, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Ursa Major

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Ursa Major, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Ursa Minor

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Ursa Minor, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of stars in Vela

This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Vela, sorted by decreasing brightness.

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List of variable stars

There are over 41,638 known variable stars (2008), with more being discovered regularly, so a complete list of every single variable is impossible at this place (cf. GCVS).

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LL Pegasi

LL Pegasi (AFGL 3068) is a Mira variable star surrounded by a pinwheel-shaped nebula, IRAS 23166+1655, thought to be a preplanetary nebula.

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Long-period variable star

The descriptive term long-period variable star refers to various groups of cool luminous pulsating variable stars.

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Lyra

Lyra (Latin for lyre, from Greek λύρα) is a small constellation.

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Microscopium

Microscopium is a minor constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere, one of twelve created in the 18th century by French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille and one of several depicting scientific instruments.

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Mira

Mira, alternatively designated Omicron Ceti (ο Ceti, abbreviated Omicron Cet, ο Cet) is a red giant star estimated to be 200–400 light years from the Sun in the constellation of Cetus.

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Mira (disambiguation)

Mira is a star in the constellation Cetus Mira may also refer to.

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NML Cygni

NML Cygni or V1489 Cygni is a red hypergiant and one of the largest stars currently known with a radius of or between.

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Norma (constellation)

Norma is a small constellation in the Southern Celestial Hemisphere between Ara and Lupus, one of twelve drawn up in the 18th century by French astronomer Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille and one of several depicting scientific instruments.

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OH/IR star

An OH/IR star is an asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star that shows strong OH maser emission and is unusually bright at near-infrared wavelengths.

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Orders of magnitude (volume)

The table lists various objects and units by the order of magnitude of their volume.

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Outline of astronomy

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to astronomy: Astronomy – studies the universe beyond Earth, including its formation and development, and the evolution, physics, chemistry, meteorology, and motion of celestial objects (such as galaxies, planets, etc.) and phenomena that originate outside the atmosphere of Earth (such as the cosmic background radiation).

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Peter Francis Williams

Peter Francis Williams is an amateur astronomer from New South Wales, Australia.

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Phoenix (constellation)

Phoenix is a minor constellation in the southern sky.

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R Andromedae

R Andromedae (R And) is a Mira-type variable star in the constellation Andromeda.

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R Aquarii

R Aquarii (R Aqr) is a variable star in the constellation Aquarius.

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R Aquilae

R Aquilae is a Mira variable in the constellation Aquila.

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R Aurigae

R Aurigae (R Aur) is a M-type giant star in the constellation of Auriga.

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R Boötis

R Boötis is a Mira variable in the constellation Boötes.

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R Cancri

R Cancri is a Mira variable in the constellation Cancer.

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R Canum Venaticorum

R Canum Venaticorum is a Mira variable star in the constellation Canes Venatici.

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R Capricorni

R Capricorni (R Cap) is a star in the constellation of Capricornus.

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R Carinae

R Carinae is a star in the constellation Carina.

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R Cassiopeiae

R Cassiopeiae (R Cas) is a star in the constellation Cassiopeia.

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R Centauri

R Centauri (R Cen) is a Mira variable star in the constellation Centaurus.

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R Corvi

R Corvi (R Crv) is a Mira variable star in the constellation Corvus, which ranges from a magnitude of 6.7 to 14.4 with a period of approximately 317 days.

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R Cygni

R Cygni is a variable star of the Mira type in the constellation Cygnus.

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R Doradus

R Doradus (HD 29712 or P Doradus) is the name of a red giant Mira variable star in the far-southern constellation Dorado, although visually it appears more closely associated with the constellation Reticulum.

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R Equulei

R Equulei is a M-type star, while also a Mira variable, is located in the constellation Equuleus.

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R Geminorum

R Geminorum (R Gem) is a Mira variable and technetium star in the constellation Gemini.

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R Horologii

R Horologii (also known as HD 18242) is a red giant star approximately 700 light-years away in the constellation Horologium.

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R Hydrae

R Hydrae, also known as R Hya, is a Mira-type variable star in the constellation Hydra.

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R Leonis

R Leonis is a red giant Mira-type variable star located approximately 300 light years away in the constellation Leo.

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R Leonis Minoris

R Leonis Minoris (R LMi) is a Mira variable type star in the constellation Leo Minor.

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R Leporis

R Leporis (R Lep), sometimes called Hind's Crimson Star, is a well-known variable star in the constellation Lepus, near its border with Eridanus.

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R Microscopii

R Microscopii is a star in the constellation Microscopium.

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R Normae

R Normae is a Mira variable star located near Eta Normae in the southern constellation of Norma.

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R Octantis

R Octantis is a Mira variable star located in the southern constellation of Octans.

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R Reticuli

R Reticuli (R Ret) is a Mira variable star in the constellation Reticulum.

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R Serpentis

R Serpentis (R Ser) is a Mira variable type star in the constellation Serpens.

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R Virginis

R Virginis is a Mira variable in the constellation Virgo.

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Red-giant branch

The red-giant branch (RGB), sometimes called the first giant branch, is the portion of the giant branch before helium ignition occurs in the course of stellar evolution.

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Reticulum

Reticulum is a small, faint constellation in the southern sky.

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RR Andromedae

RR Andromedae is a variable star in the constellation of Andromeda.

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RR Telescopii

RR Telescopii is a symbiotic nova in the southern constellation Telescopium.

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RV Tauri variable

RV Tauri variables are luminous variable stars that have distinctive light variations with alternating deep and shallow minima.

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RW Andromedae

RW Andromedae is a variable star in the constellation of Andromeda.

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RY Andromedae

RY Andromedae is a variable star in the constellation of Andromeda.

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S Boötis

S Boötis is a Mira variable in the constellation Boötes.

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S Cassiopeiae

S Cassiopeiae (S Cas, HD 7769) is a mira variable and S-type star in the constellation Cassiopeia.

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S Coronae Borealis

S Coronae Borealis (S CrB) is a Mira variable star in the constellation Corona Borealis.

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S Microscopii

S Microscopii is a star in the constellation Microscopium.

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S Orionis

S Orionis is a asymptotic giant branch star in the constellation Orion, approximately away.

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S Pegasi

S Pegasi (S Peg) is a Mira variable star in the constellation Pegasus.

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S Persei

S Persei is a red supergiant located near the Double Cluster in Perseus, north of the cluster NGC 869.

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S Pictoris

S Pictoris is a Mira variable-type star in the constellation Pictor.

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S Virginis

S Virginis is a Mira-type variable star in the constellation Virgo.

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S-type star

An S-type star (or just S star) is a cool giant with approximately equal quantities of carbon and oxygen in its atmosphere.

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Semiregular variable star

Semiregular variable stars are giants or supergiants of intermediate and late spectral type showing considerable periodicity in their light changes, accompanied or sometimes interrupted by various irregularities.

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Serpens

Serpens ("the Serpent", Greek Ὄφις) is a constellation of the northern hemisphere.

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Southern Crab Nebula

The Southern Crab Nebula or Hen 2-104 is a nebula in the constellation Centaurus.

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Star

A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity.

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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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Supergiant star

Supergiants are among the most massive and most luminous stars.

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Symbiotic binary

A symbiotic binary is a type of binary star system, often simply called a symbiotic star.

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Symbiotic nova

Symbiotic novae are slow irregular eruptive variable stars with very slow nova-like outbursts with an amplitude of between 9 and 11 magnitudes.

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T Andromedae

T Andromedae (T And) is a variable star of the Mira type in the constellation Andromeda.

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T Cephei

T Cephei is a Mira variable star in the constellation Cepheus.

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T Normae

T Normae is a Mira variable star.

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T Ursae Minoris

T Ursae Minoris (T UMi) is a star in the constellation Ursa Minor, located 2'30" westsouthwest of 3 Ursae Minoris toward the western border of the constellation with Draco.

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Triangulum

Triangulum is a small constellation in the northern sky.

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TX Camelopardalis

TX Camelopardalis (abbreviated TX Cam) is a Mira-type variable star in the constellation Camelopardalis.

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U Andromedae

U Andromedae is a variable star in the constellation of Andromeda.

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U Centauri

The designations U Centauri and u Centauri refer to two different stars in the constellation Centaurus.

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U Microscopii

U Microscopii is a Mira variable star in the constellation Microscopium.

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U Orionis

U Orionis (abbreviated U Ori) is a Mira-type variable star in the constellation Orion.

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V Antliae

V Antliae (V Ant) is a star in the constellation Antlia.

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V Coronae Borealis

V Coronae Borealis (V CrB) is a Mira-type long period variable star and carbon star in the constellation Corona Borealis.

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V Hydrae

V Hydrae (V Hya) is a carbon star in the constellation Hydra.

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W Andromedae

W Andromedae is a variable star in the constellation of Andromeda.

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W Aquilae

W Aquilae (W Aql / SAO 143184 / GC 2525) is a variable star in the constellation of Aquila.

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W Centauri

The designations W Centauri and w Centauri refer to two different stars in the constellation Centaurus.

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W Coronae Borealis

W Coronae Borealis (W CrB) is a Mira-type long period variable star in the constellation Corona Borealis.

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W Hydrae

W Hydrae is a Mira-type variable star in the constellation Hydra.

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X Andromedae

X Andromedae is a variable star in the constellation of Andromeda.

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Y Andromedae

Y Andromedae is a variable star in the constellation of Andromeda.

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Z Carinae

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

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References

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

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