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A constellation of the southern sky, representing a dolphinfish, also known as mahi-mahi. Its brightest star is Alpha Doradus, magnitude 3.3. Beta Doradus is one of the brightest Cepheid variables, ranging between magnitudes 3.5 and 4.1 with a period of 9.83 days. Doradus contains most of the Large Magellanic Cloud, including the Tarantula Nebula and the site of Supernova 1987A.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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