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punkrockworld's avatar

Would I most likely find a cepheid variable star in the bulge or disk of a galaxy?

Asked by punkrockworld (960points) May 26th, 2010


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earthduzt's avatar

Sounds like a homework question, in which I found the answer very easily using google :)

gailcalled's avatar

Search for the most celebrated Cepheid variable, delta Cephei. It made astronomical history. You find out why.

Rarebear's avatar

The word “Cepheid” should be capitalized.

gailcalled's avatar

@Rarebear: You talkin’ ta me?

NRO's avatar

Can be found in either. easier to spot in disk.

gailcalled's avatar

There are a lot of Cepheid variables in the mushy irregular galaxies, the Greater and the Lesser Magellanic Clouds ( galaxies are visible to the naked eye, but only in the S. hemisphere).

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