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Maxima of the long term variable star W Lyrae (HD 167740) on the 1st January 2018..

Magnitude: 7.3 - 13.0 
Period: 197.9 days    
Type: Mira        

Position (J2000):     R.A. 18 14 55.87803  |  Dec. +36° 40' 13.2249''



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Maxima of the long term variable star W Lyrae (HD 167740) on the 1st December 2016



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Maxima of the long term variable star W Lyrae (HD 167740) on the 18th April 2015  

Magnitude: 7.3 - 13.0 
Period: 197.88 days    
Type: Mira        

Position (J2000):     R.A. 18 14 55.87803  |  Dec. +36° 40' 13.2249"

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W Lyrae is a Mira like, long term variable star. It is a good one to observer from Edinburgh as it is visible for most of the year at a reasonable height above the horizon.
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Easy star to find. Simply move a little more than one degree west and then just less than one half degree north from Kappa Lyrae.
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W Lyr was studied from 6471 obervations of the AFOEV database. Approximation of the light curve by a third-order trigonometric polynomial gives a mean period P = 197.150dą0.004d.
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Maxima of long period variable W Lyrae on the 1st October 2014



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Maxima of long period variable W Lyrae on the 18th March 2014 



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Maxima of the variable star W Lyrae on the 31st August, 2013



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Maxima of long period variable W Lyrae on the 15th February, 2013.

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Google earth file: W Lyrae.kmz (1kb, kmz)



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