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V529 Andromedae

HR 418, BSC 418

A variable white star in the constellation of Andromeda, somewhat to the east of the Andromeda Galaxy in the sky. V529 Andromedae lies some 176 light years from the Solar System, and is a hybrid variable of the Delta Scuti and Gamma Doradus types: oscillating patterns of heating and cooling within the star cause its light to pulsate in complex ways. Even at its brightest, however, V529 Andromedae only reaches a visual magnitude of +6.48, and is thus rather too faint to detect with the naked eye.

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