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L Carinae

This is one of the brightest known Delta Cepheids. It is surrounded by an envelope of self-ejected gas which is 2-3 times as large as the star itself.

Constellation: Carina
Distance: 1860 light-years
Spectral class: G3
Visual magnitude: 3.40
Luminosity: 17 000 * Sun
Mass: 10 * Sun
Diameter: 179 * Sun

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02/28/2006

    L Carinae
The star in its envelope.
Graphic: ESO

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