n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The Enignmatic Epsilon Aurigae system : observers page

Volume 68, Issue 11_12
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Epsilon Aurigae is a very interesting eclipsing binary system that has been intriguing astronomers for more than 150 years. A bright 3rd magnitude star located very close to Capella, it eclipses every 27.1 years. The primary component of the system is a supergiant F star, with a radius of approximately 1AU.

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