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Ap star

(peculiar type of A star)

An Ap star belongs to a subtype of A-type stars, that have more than expected of some metals, such as strontium, chromium, europium, praseodymium, and neodymium. They also commonly have a slow rotation rate and a strong magnetic field.

Bp stars are analogous B-type stars.

A roAp star (for rapidly oscillating Ap star) is a sub-type, a pulsating star with an oscillation period in minutes.


(star type)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ap_and_Bp_stars

Referenced by pages:
chemically peculiar star (CP star)

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