V602 Carinae

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V602 Carinae [1]
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
Constellation Carina constellation
Right ascension 11h 13m 29.9740s [1]
Declination −60° 05′ 28.838″ [1]
Other designations
V602 Carinae , V602 Car , HD 97671

V602 Carinae (V602 Car, HD 97671) is a variable star with a radius 860 times the radius of the Sun. The star is in the constellation Carina, with a class of M3Ia+. It is shining with 105,000–124,000 times the luminosity of the Sun and is losing mass at the rate of 1.9 × 10–6 times the mass of the Sun per year.[2] An excess of emission at long wavelengths from this star, as well as a small amount of silicate emission, suggests that it may be enclosed by an extensive cloud of dust.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d SIMBAD, V602 Carinae (accessed 2012 May 25)
  2. ^ Mauron, N.; Josselin, E. (February 2011), "The mass-loss rates of red supergiants and the de Jager prescription", Astronomy and Astrophysics 526: A156, arXiv:1010.5369, Bibcode:2011A&A...526A.156M, doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201013993. 
  3. ^ Humphreys, Roberta M.; Strecker, Donald W.; Ney, E. P. (February 1972), "Spectroscopic and Photometric Observations of M Supergiants in Carina", Astrophysical Journal 172: 75, Bibcode:1972ApJ...172...75H, doi:10.1086/151329. 

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