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1 article for "Dwarf Nova"

Dwarf Nova [Astro*Index]

(Also called a SS Cygni or U Geminorum Star)

A repeating variable nova with a range of up to six magnitudes. It repeats its outburst at quasi-periodic intervals of a few weeks or months, are faint at minimum, and around magnitude 0 at maximum.

See also:
♦ Nova ♦ Magnitude


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