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GL Cep bright

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GL Cep bright

GL Cep looked bright tonight. It is normally around 11.5-12.0 but seems to be considerably brighter. My latest estimate is 11.1. GL Cep is in the huge IC1396 starforming region near mu Cep.

Sebastian Otero
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GL Cep is a red giant

Hi Mike,

GL Cep turned out to be an SRB variable with several periods, the two main ones 75.2 and 55.1 d.
There are a lot of survey data covering the last 16 years.

Its colors also confirm its red giant nature.

It has been revised in VSX:

Best wishes,

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Thanks for that Sebastian.

Thanks for that Sebastian. One less star to look at!

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