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Hypergiant

(Hypergiant Star)
(extremely bright stars)

A Hypergiant (or Hypergiant Star) is a term for the brightest extreme of Giant Stars, e.g., on the order of Absolute Magnitude (M) -7 and up to millions of solar Luminosities (L). Examples:

  • NML Cygni
  • Eta Carinae

(star type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypergiant

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