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AI Velorum star




A type of pulsating variable that is very similar to a Delta Scuti star but has a greater amplitude (up to about 1.2 magnitude) and a period of 1 to 5 hours. The prototype, located in the constellation Vela, 2.8° north-northeast of Gamma Velorum, is the brightest of its class, with a magnitude range of 6.4 to 7.1. AI Velorum stars were formerly known as a dwarf Cepheids.


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   • variable stars


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   • TYPES OF STAR