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Supergiant Variables: Recent Observational Results

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Recent observations of several types of supergiant variable stars are reviewed: massive blue, yellow and red supergiants; classical and population II Cepheids: RV Tauri stars; yellow semi-regular (SRd) variables, including UU Herculis stars; and R Coronae Borealis stars. The emphasis is on non-linear aspects such as: amplitude and shape of the light and velocity curves; multiperiodicity, irregularity and chaos; long-term changes in period and amplitude; episodic and continuous mass loss.

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Light Curve Asymptotic Giant Branch Astrophysical Journal Instability Strip Classical Cepheid 
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  1. 1.Erindale CampusUniversity of TorontoMississaugaCanada

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