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AG Carinae

The LBV changed its luminosity quite irregular in the last decades. This is due to the outcast of enormous amounts of gas from its hull.

Constellation: Carina
Distance: 19 560 light-years
Spectral class: O - A (WN9)
Visual magnitude: 5.3 - 8.6
Luminosity: 1 000 000 * Sun
Mass: 50 * Sun

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Photo: The Two Micron All Sky Survey at IPAC

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