Monday, May 10, 2004
Deepsky Top-100 (11): Y Canum Venaticorum or La Superba

In Canes Venatici, the hunting dogs, you can find a beautiful red star, Y Canum Venaticorum, or “La Superba”. Y CVn is a carbon star. Most of these class C stars are evolved cooling giants with a large abundance of carbon dust in their outer shells. The apparent red color of carbon stars is caused by the carbon molecules (Carbon Monoxyide, Cyanogen, etc) in the outside layers of........ follow this link to read the full story

Posted by Math on 05/10 at 06:35 AM | filed in: Deepsky TOP 100 | Print