La Superba

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Angelo Secchi (1818—1878)


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The star Y Canum Venaticorum. It is a semiregular variable red supergiant of type SRB ranging between 5th and 7th magnitudes with a period of just over 5 months. It was named by P. A. Secchi for its remarkable spectrum. It lies about 1000 l.y. away

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