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000-BBR-655 (33273 observations)  
Carina Sequence
10 45 03.54 -59 41 04.0  (161.26475 -59.68444) Search nearby
B1950.0 10 43 06.86 -59 25 16.4
Proper motion
RA: -11.0 +/- 2.0 mas/yDec: 4.1 +/- 2.0 mas/ySource: UCAC4
Galactic coord. 287.597 -0.630
Other names

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AAVSO 1041-59 CD-59 3306 CPD-59 2620
HD 93308 HR 4210 Hen 3-481
MWC 214 RAFGL 4114 SAO 238429
X 10440-594    
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Variability type
Spectral type pec(e)
Mag. range
-0.8 - 7.9 V
Discoverer Burchell (1827)
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1 GCVS Team In the emission nebula NGC 3372 in the region of the cluster Tr 16. A very massive young star surrounded by an expanding gas and dust shell with the diameter 2" at 2mu and 6.5" at 12.2mu. Maximum brightness was observed in 1843. Since 1880 varies in the range 5.9 - 7.9 V. In the interval JD2434000 - 41000 Max = 2434037 + 1110d*E. There are emission lines of H, HeI, FeII, [FeII], etc. in the spectrum. Description of the spectrum [N.R.Walborn, M.H.Liller, ApJ 211, 181, 1977., R.Viotti, Mem SAIt 39, N1, 105, 1968.]. Soft X-ray source of variable intensity.
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1 A.Feinstein, H.G.Marraco, AsAp 30, 271, 1974. 1974A&A....30..271F
2 W. Ceraski, 1908, Nouvelles de la Science, Variétés 1908BSAFR..22..241C
3 F.M.Bateson, M.Morel, B.Sumner, R.Winnett, Charts for Southern Variables,
ser. N11, 1979.
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2MASS J = 1.66H = 1.07K = 0.17J - K = 1.49
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4 Billiaert, Bruno 2015-12-29 18:58 UTC year of discovery (1908BSAFR..22..241C)
3 Admin, VSX 2010-01-04 23:43 UTC Position updated from the GCVS version of November 2009.
2 Admin, VSX 2007-03-23 15:52 UTC Discoverer added.
1 Admin, VSX 2005-12-17 20:33 UTC Initial database population.