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R Doradus

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A starmap of R Doradus.

R Doradus is a red giant star; the star with the second largest appearance size after the Sun. It is 370 times larger than the Sun.[1] It is located in the constellation Dorado.


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  1. Carter, B. S.; Barton, J. R.; Marson, R. G.; Robertson, J. G.; von der Lühe, O.; Zijlstra, A. A.; Bedding, T. R. (21 April 1997). "The angular diameter of R Doradus: a nearby Mira-like star". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 286 (4): 957–962. doi:10.1093/mnras/286.4.957 – via academic.oup.com.