TT Cygni

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TT Cygni
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Cygnus
Right ascension 19h 40m 57.01568s [1]
Declination +32° 37′ 05.7556″ [1]
Spectral type C

TT Cygni is a carbon star. It is 561 parsecs (1,830 ly) away in Cygnus. It has an apparent magnitude of 7.44.[1] It is called a carbon star because it has a high ratio of carbon to oxygen in its surface layers. The carbon was produced by helium fusion, dredged up from inside the star. A shell of carbon monoxide, about half a light year across, was emitted 6,000 years before the star was as it appears to us now.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "TT Cygni". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 20 January 2014.