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Hind’s Crimson Star

R Leporis

Proper NameHind's Crimson Star
Bayer DesignationNone
Flamsteed NumberNone
HR (BSC)1607
HD31996
ConstellationLepus
Right Ascension5h 0m 22s
Declination-14° 47' 4"
Distancec.1,300 light years
c.400 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +5.5 to +11.7 (highly variable)
Absolute: Approximate average +0.1
Spectral ClassC7 carbon star
Optimum VisibilityDecember
NotesThis distant, deep red star is a variable of the Mira type. The star physically pulsates over a long period of some 427 days, causing its brightness as seen from Earth to shift by no less than six magnitudes.

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