R Leporis

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R Leporis, also known as R Lepus and Hind's Crimson Star (named after astronomer James Hind), is a red giant star in the Lepus constellation. It is mostly made up of carbon, and is between 400 to 535 times larger than the Sun.[1][2]


  1. Hofmann K.-H. et al 2005. Interferometric observations of the Mira star o Ceti with the VLTI/VINCI instrument in the near-infrared. Proceedings of the 13th Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stars 560: 651.
  2. http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/hinds.html

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