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Overview[edit | edit source]

Burran with part of its disk showing
GalaxyTriangulum Galaxy
Distance2814367.43043064 light years from Earth
Absolute m-6.69
Spectral typeB8Ia
Age7.71 myr
Mass24.6 Solar Masses
Radius~110.7 Solar Radii
Temperature9553 K
Burran, also known as CelWP T1, is the brightest, second largest and second most massive star of the Evolutionary Cross. It is an Alpha Cygni variable, and is currently going through a blue loop, being a blue-white supergiant.

Properties[edit | edit source]

In around 200,000 years it will go back to being a red supergiant. Burran has a relatively weak solar wind and so has retained most of its ZAMS mass.


Surroundings[edit | edit source]

It has a large dust disk, but there are no planets currently identified in the dust. Several gaps have been identified, but because the star is so bright, it is hard to identify planets. A detailed probe mission for Burran and the Wolf-Rayet star Najerari is currently underway.