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Mira variables

Alert Notice (un-numbered July 31, 1974): AAVSO Alert Notices

July 31, 1974

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AAVSO ALERT NOTICES

URGENT SPECIAL REQUEST

Special Notice 41x: QX Pup maximum offers observing opportunity

April 21, 2016:  The Mira variable QX Pup (12.4-12.8 I - 14.5-14.7 I) is approaching maximum and was magnitude 13.038 I +/-0.026 on April 16.9723 UT (HMB, J. Hambsch, Mol Belgium). This star is the target of an observing exercise initiated by Arne Henden in 2008 to determine fundamental information on it (http://www.aavso.org/qx-pup).

R Aqr

December 1, 2015

The long period variable R Aquarii is an extremely interesting system. Its type is both Mira (M) and symbiotic (ZAND) - R Aqr is a close binary system consisting of a hot star and a late-type star, both enveloped in nebulosity. In the case of R Aqr, the late-type star is a Mira. As a result, the very interesting light curve shows not only the Mira pulsation but also eclipses as the two stars interact.

Khi Cygni

Khi Cygni: Overshadowing the Bride

By Dr. Kristine Larsen, Central Connecticut State University

AAVSO Bulletin 73 for 2010

Bulletin 73 for 2010

Predicted Dates of Maxima and Minima of Long Period Variables for 2010

 

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