Garnet Star

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Caroline Lucretia Herschel (1750—1848) astronomer


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The name given by F. W. Herschel to Mu Cephei on account of its prominent red colour. It is a red supergiant and a semiregular variable of type SRC, ranging from magnitude 3.4 to 5.1 in a period of about 2 years.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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