carbon star


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carbon star

n.
Any of a class of stars characterized by high carbon-to-hydrogen ratios and low surface temperatures.
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And my favorite summer carbon star is V Aquilae, charted at right.
A spectroscopic study of RV Tauri stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud showed that they have the same range of spectra as their galactic counterparts but that at least one is a carbon star with s-process elements as might be expected if they are post-AGB objects.
It was Eaglesclife car part manufacturer, Nifco UK, that proved to be the Low Carbon star at the 2012 awards.
London, Sep 15 (ANI): Using the European Herschel space telescope, astronomers have found a hot water vapour formed deep into the atmosphere of a red giant pulsating carbon star, CW Leonis.
Among the topics are the physical properties of red supergiants, the dying carbon star U Antliae, interferometric observations of supergiants, the circumstellar-interstellar boundary around evolved stars, chromospheres and the winds of cool supergiants, polarization from the structured envelopes of cool evolved stars, and a cool star mass loss rate study.
A row of three 7th- to 8th-magnitude stars arcs between 12 Aql and Lambda ([lambda]), pointing to the noticeably red carbon star V Aql to the southeast and B130 to the northwest.
It is a carbon star which glows with a lovely reddish colour that varies irregularly between magnitude 7 and 11.
Consequently, it follows that double star systems in which one component happens to be a deeply red-tinted carbon star and the other a star of non-carbon classification, will have higher than average colour contrasts.
By comparing the luminosity of a carbon star to how bright it appears in the sky, Skrutskie, Weinberg, and their colleagues determined the distance to each of the 30,000 carbon stars in 2MASS.
astronomy clubs) runs a Carbon Star Observing Program, at http:// is.
Y CVn is the second-brightest carbon star, topped only by autumn's 19 Piscium (TX Psc).