Variable star

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why variable stars have various magnitudes? and y they are changing periodically?
 

turbo

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tmwong said:
why variable stars have various magnitudes? and y they are changing periodically?
It would take all day to answer that question - try here, then Google on "variable star" if you need more information.

http://www.aavso.org/vstar/types.shtml [Broken]
 
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Chronos

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Another source:
http://outreach.atnf.csiro.au/education/senior/astrophysics/variable_types.html [Broken]

For all the gory details, GCVS is the place to go:
http://www.sai.msu.su/groups/cluster/gcvs/gcvs/

Footnote: The excellent source turbo-1 gave also includes a GCVS link.
 
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