RZ Pegasi
RZ Pegasi
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RZ Pegasi
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Exposures: RGB 32/32/32 x 2m = 3h 12m
Processing: SGP,MaximDL,Gimp
Telescope: CFF132,STF-8300M,GM1000
Guider: LE80,LSX2,GSO2X
RZ Pegasi is a carbon star found in the Pegasus constellation.
RZ Pegasi (RZ Peg) is the small red star in the middle of the image. It is listed in SIMBAD as a variable star of the Mira Ceti type and has a spectral type SC5-9/9-e. Visually, it is observed to be the classic deep-hued red color common to most carbon stars.

RZ Pegasi is a pulsating variable that ranges in visual magnitude from 7.60 to 13.6 over a period of 439.29 days. It too faint to be seen by the naked eye and a telescope is required to view this star.

The star is 1117.0688 parsecs from us which means it is roughly 3643.39 light years away.

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