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ER Ursae Majoris star




A variety of SU Ursae Majoris star (a type of dwarf nova) in which the interval between super-outbursts is unusually short. ER UMa stars typically spend a third to a half their time in super-outburst, with a super-cycle (the interval between super-outbusts) of only 20 to 50 days. When not in super-outburst these stars show frequent normal outbursts – about one every 4 days.


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   • variable stars


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   • TYPES OF STAR