The angular diameter of R Doradus: a nearby Mira-like star

@article{Bedding1997TheAD,
  title={The angular diameter of R Doradus: a nearby Mira-like star},
  author={T. Bedding and A. Zijlstra and O. V. D. Luhe and J. Robertson and R. Marson and J. Barton and B. Carter},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={1997},
  volume={286},
  pages={957-962}
}
We find the angular diameter of R Doradus to be 57 ± 5 mas, exceeding that of Betelgeuse and implying that R Dor is larger in apparent size than every star except the Sun. R Dor is shown to be closely related to the Mira variables. We estimate an effective temperature of 2740 ± 190 K, a distance of 61 ± 7 pc, a luminosity of 6500 ± 1400 L0 and a radius of 370 ± 50 R 0 . The characteristics of R Dar are consistent with it being near the edge of a Mira instability strip. We detect non-zero… Expand
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