V460 Cygni
V460 Cygni
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V460 Cygni
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Exposures: RGB: 16/16/15 x 2m = 1h 34m
Processing: SGP,MaximDL,Gimp
Telescope: CFF132,STF-8300M,GM1000
Guider: LE80,LSX2,GSO2X
V460 Cygni is a carbon star located in the Cygnus constellation
V460 Cygni is the bright red star in the middle of the image. It is bright enough to be visible to the naked eye from a dark site. From light polluted areas it will normally require a telescope to be observed.

This is one of the brighter carbon stars, SIMBAD lists it as being magnitude 5.84 in the visual band. The spectral type is given to be C-N5 and it's distance from us is 419.11 parsecs (1366.955 light years).

This star was part of a 1986 study of the chemical composition of carbon stars. The study showed that carbon stars have C, N and O abundances similar to planetary nebula and they are consistent with G and M type giant stars. This study also showed that carbon stars are not hydrogen deficient.

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