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Maxima of the long period variable star R Leporis on the 9th December 2017.



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Maxima of the long period variable star R Leporis is on the 10th October 2016.

Magnitude range: 11.7 - 5.5
Period: 427.1 days
Type: Mira



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R Leporis (R Lep), sometimes called Hind's Crimson Star,  is a well-known variable star in the constellation Lepus, near its border with Eridanus.
It is a carbon star which appears distinctly red. It is named after famous British astronomer J. R. Hind, who observed it in 1845. Its apparent magnitude varies from +5.5 to +11.7 with a period of 418-441 days, although recent measurements give a period of 427.07 days. There may be a secondary period of 40 years.

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Position(2000): RA 04 59 36.3487,  Dec -14 48 22.518

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