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6 Cassiopeiae

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Magnitude  5.43
Apparent magnitude (V)  5.43
Constellation  Cassiopeia
6 Cassiopeiae
Similar  Tau Cassiopeiae, Sigma Cassiopeiae, Lambda Cassiopeiae, Psi Cassiopeiae, Chi Cassiopeiae

6 Cassiopeiae (6 Cas) is a double star in the constellation Cassiopeia.

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System

6 Cassiopeiae A is a white A2.5 type hypergiant. It is about 25 times as massive as the Sun and 200,000 times as luminous. The star is slightly and erratically variable, an Alpha Cygni variable.

6 Cas A has a number of close companions, most notably an 8th magnitude O class bright giant at only 1.5". Its spectral type is O9.75 and its absolute magnitude is −5.8. Both are considered to be members of the Cassiopeia OB5 stellar association at a distance of around 8,000 light-years.

Variability

6 Cas A is an α Cyg variable, pulsating erratically between 5.34 and 5.45. The strongest period detected in one study was 37 days. It has the variable star designation V566 Cassiopeiae.

References

6 Cassiopeiae Wikipedia


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