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31 Cygni

31 Cygni


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stellar atmospheres

  • open cluster NGC 290
    In star: Stellar atmospheres

    Observations of the eclipsing binary 31 Cygni show that the K-type supergiant component has an extremely inhomogeneous, extended atmosphere composed of numerous blobs and filaments. As the secondary member of this system slowly moves behind the larger star, its light shines through larger masses of the K-type star’s atmosphere. If…

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