V Corona Borealis
V Corona Borealis
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V Corona Borealis
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Exposures: RGB 12/12/12 x 2m = 72m
Processing: SGP,MaximDL,Gimp
Telescope: CFF132,STF-8300M,GM1000
Guider: ST80,LSX2,GSO2X
V Coronae Borealis is a carbon star located in the Corona Borealis constellation.

V Corona Borealis is the small red star in the middle of this image.

V Crb. is a Mira-type long period variable whose brightness varies between 6.9 and 12.6 over a period of 357 days. V Corona Borealis is to faint to be seen by the naked eye, a telescope is needed to observe it.

This star is spectral type C6,2e_MS3 and it has the distinctive deep red color of a carbon star. The distance from Earth to V Corona Borealis is 842.886 parsecs (2749.1 light years).

V Crb. was cataloged as early as 1899 in the publication from the Astrophysical Journal titled On the spectra of stars of class IIIb. (Duner N.C.).

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