DY Persei variable

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DY Persei variables are a subclass of R Coronae Borealis variables. They are carbon-rich asymptotic giant branch stars that exhibit pulsational variability of AGB stars and irregular variability of RCB stars.

The star DY Persei is the prototype of this tiny class of variable stars.


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