Up to April 28, 2004
V Hydrae: is a semirregular variable star, sometimes classified as a mira but with not as high an amplitude to be part of that class. It's a carbon star, probably the reddest star of all, truly amazing when it reaches 6th magnitude at maximum. Currently at V= 6.7 and slowly fading from a first peak of the current maximum. If the light curve shape repeats and the double peak is still present, it should start brightening again by the beginning of June 2004. From ASAS-3 and the author's data, a period of 517 days is derived in recent years, which is slightly shorter than the published 529 d. period.
Volver a Curvas de variables - Ir a la página principal - Carta de V Hydrae