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R Cancri

Mira Variable in Cancer

Right Ascension 08 : 16 : 33.9 (h:m:s)
Declination +11 : 43 : 35 (deg:m:s)
Distance (ly)
Visual brightness 6.07 .. 11.8 (mag)
Period 361.60 (days)
Spectra type M7IIIe

Variability discovered by Schwerdt in 1829.

A recent maximum was to occur in early September, 2008. Recent and upcoming maximum: August 31, 2012; August 20, 2013; August 17, 2014; August 13, 2015.


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Hartmut Frommert
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