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Var 83

Var 83 is a very hot LBV and the brightest known star in the nearby galaxy M 33.

Constellation: Triangulum
Distance: 3 million light-years
Spectral class: O
Visual magnitude: 16.40
Luminosity: 2.24 million * Sun
Mass: circa 60 - 85 * Sun
Diameter: 80 * Sun

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01/17/2007

    Var 83 in M33
Photo: NOAO Local Group Survey (Massey et al. 2002)

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