The spectra of Mira variables are beautiful to the eye. They are also full of information about the temperature, pressure, chemical composition, and structure of the star. A general overview of some of the techniques for extracting this information will be given, with the strange behavior of the aluminum oxide molecule as a specific example.
Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (JAAVSO)
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- Variable Stars;
- Mira Variables;