Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:34

T Cancri - Carbon Star

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T Cancri is a red giant variable that gets it's deep reddish color from carbon that is dredged up from its core that forms a fine soot layer that scatters away the blue and green light, much like a sunset does. T Cancri varies in brightness from a magnitude 7.6 down to 10.5 in the green light band over a period of around 482 days. It was around magnitude 8.6 when this image was taken.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Cancer
  • Right Ascension: 08 56 40.1
  • Declination: +19 50 57
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