What mass range of stars can form Mira variables?
I would say solar-mass/low-mass, but do you want a more specific range?
That's why I said solar-mass/low-mass. Like I'd admit a red dwarf probably wouldn't become a Mira, but technically I think as an example the Sun is a low-mass star (which is basically why I asked whether the person wants a more specific range...didn't want to bother getting out my notes ). My notes say 0.6 to a few solar masses as a more exact range.Low-mass? Doesn't it need to fuse He to become a Mira?
According to the Wikipedia page temps have to be 10^8 K in order to fuse Helium via the triple-alpha process.
That's the main thing. But you can use it for SNe too, I think? I believe it's also useful in calibrating standard candles. Good job, wasn't sure how many people knew of it. You go.Its like the change in radius for pulsating variables right
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