Size comparison of a blue supergiant with the Sun, and the Sun with Jupiter. Image: © Mark A. Garlic, space-art.co.uk.
PV Telescopii star
A PV Telescopii star is a blue supergiant pulsating variable of spectral type Bp with weak hydrogen lines and strong lines of helium and carbon, sometimes called strong helium stars. They pulsate with amplitudes of about 0.1 magnitude and with periods as short as 2 hr and as long as about a year. Only about a dozen examples are known and they have been relatively poorly studied.