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  KIC 8462852  
Cygnus Sequence
20 06 15.45 +44 27 24.8  (301.56437 +44.45687) Search nearby
B1950.0 20 04 37.57 +44 18 43.2
Galactic coord. 80.038 +6.640
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1SWASP J200615.45+442724.6 2MASS J20061546+4427248 GSC 03162-00665
KIC 08462852 NSVS 5711291 TYC 3162-665-1
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Mag. range
11.912 - ? Kp
Discoverer Kepler satellite
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1 Otero, Sebastian Alberto Aperiodic fading events. No YSO. No infrared excess. Possible explanations: collisions within an asteroid belt or unstable planetary system; dust that orbits within the Hill spheres of large planetesimals which may reside in an asteroid belt but are not required to collide or passage of a series of fragments from a broken-up comet (this one being the most likely). Rotation period 0.8797 d. (maximum amplitude 0.002 Kp). M2V star 1.95" away. If it is a physical companion, it is 885 AU apart. It could be affecting bodies in orbit around it via long term perturbations.
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1 MNRAS arXiv:1509.03622
2 Boyajian, T. S.; et al., 2015, Planet Hunters X. KIC 8462852 - Where's the
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3 Otero, Sebastian Alberto 2016-10-27 19:04 UTC Type updated.
2 Otero, Sebastian Alberto 2015-10-20 05:45 UTC Type, amplitude and remark from 2015arXiv150903622B. Magnitude from APASS data. UCAC4 position.
1 Waagen, Elizabeth O. 2015-10-18 15:28 UTC Initial submission.