Bp star

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A star of spectral type B which is peculiar in that it shows a deficiency relative to normal B stars of helium in its spectrum. Bp stars have strong magnetic fields, and are a hotter extension of Ap stars to about spectral type B8.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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