UX Draconis
UX Draconis
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UX Draconis
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Exposures: RGB 35/35/25 = 3hr 30m
Processing: SGP,MaximDL,Gimp
Telescope: CFF132,STF-8300M,GM1000
Guider: LE80,LSX2,GSO2X
UX Draconis is a carbon star located in the Draco constellation.

UX Draconis is the red star located in the middle of the image. UX Dra is a variable carbon star of spectral type C-N5. The magnitude varies from a maximum of 5.94 to it's dimmest at 6.54 over an uncertain variable period with a nominal value of 168 days.

Although UX Draconis is fairly faint at an average magnitude of 6.22, it can be seen with the naked eye from a dark site.However, this is very near the detection limit of the human eye, which is roughly magnitude 6.5. From populated centers with even moderate amounts of light pollution, a telescope is still needed to view UX Draconis.

The distance from us to UX Draconis is estimated to be 490 parsecs (1598.17 light years).

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