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Exposures: RGB 58/58/58 x 2m = 5hr 48m
Processing: SGP, MaximDL, Gimp
WW Cassiopeiae is a carbon star located in the Cassiopeia constellation.
WW Cassiopeiae (WW Cas)
is the small red star in the middle of the image. It is listed in SIMBAD as a carbon star and it has a spectral type C5,5. Visually, it is observed to be the classic deep-hued red color common to most carbon stars.
WW Cassiopeiae is a pulsating variable that ranges in visual magnitude from 9.10 to 11.7. It is too faint to be seen by the naked eye and a telescope is required to view this star.
The star is 1095.7703 parsecs from us which means it is roughly 3573.9247 light years away.