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By: Elaine Chumley. Formation Formed from exploded supernovas. Gravity pulls the clouds of gas and dust together. A collapsing cloud forms a hot core.

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1 By: Elaine Chumley

2 Formation Formed from exploded supernovas. Gravity pulls the clouds of gas and dust together. A collapsing cloud forms a hot core that’s what starts to develop a star

3 Herschel's Garnet Star AKA: “Herschel’s Garnet Star" deep red color; Red Giant Most intensely colored stars ever recorded when viewed through a telescope

4 Herschel Name honers: star's deep color and Sir William Herschel Discovered planet Uranus 1781

5 Mu Cephei 38,000 times brighter than the sun Light years away Absolute visual magnitude: -6.7

6 Constellation Located in the constellation of Cepheus:

7 Comparisons Larger than the sun If it replaced our sun, it would extend as far to Jupiter or Saturn.

8 Location! Location! Location! Largest to naked eye Best viewed during August through January

9 One of the largest and brightest stars in the known galaxy. Too far for a good parallax distance calculation. Approx 2400 light years away.

10 Unstable and pulsates Surrounded by warm water vapor Shell of dust and gas

11 Death of Mu Cephei  Nearing end of life Core is fusing helium to carbon In a few million years the star will explode as a supernova Stellar black hole

12 Citations iverse/MuCephi.html iverse/MuCephi.html ml ml SierraStarGazers.org


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