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Astro*Dictionary by Michael Erlewine





1 article for "Long-Period Variable"

Long-Period Variable [Astro*Index]

A star with regular variation cycles, which may last from 90 days to several hundred years. Usually a very cool star, (classes M, S, R, N). Very common in our galaxy, which may contain 100,000 such stars.

See also:
♦ Variable Star ♦ Spectral Class


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