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Dust Cloud in a R CrB Star (Artist's Impression)

Artist rendering of the surroundings of a R Coronae Borealis star, as inferred from the observations obtained with ESO's Very Large Telescope. Such stars show erratic variability that is thought to arise from the presence of large clouds of dust in their envelope.

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About the Image

Id:eso0734a
Type:Artwork
Release date:3 August 2007
Related releases:eso0734
Size:1772 x 1768 px

About the Object

Name:RY Sagittarii
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
• X - Stars
• X - Illustrations
Distance:6000 light years

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