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R Coronae Australis

The big young star moves to the main sequence and will start fusioning hydrogen soon. Its visible luminosity is strongly dimmed by its surrounding cloud.

Constellation: Corona Australis
Distance: circa 500 light-years
Spectral class: B8
Visual magnitude: 9.7
Luminosity: 40 * Sun
Mass: 10 * Sun

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R Coronae Australis is at the upper left.
Photo: Eso

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