BSC 418

A variable white star in the constellation of Andromeda, somewhat to the east of the Andromeda Galaxy in the sky. BSC 418 lies some 56 light years from the Solar System, and is a variable of the Delta Scuti type: oscillating patterns of heating and cooling within the star cause its light to pulsate in complex ways. Even at its brightest, however, BSC 418 only reaches a visual magnitude of +6.48, and is thus rather too faint to detect with the naked eye.

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