flare star

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a red dwarf star in which luminosity can change several magnitudes in a few minutes

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66) The earliest confirmed observations of flare stars are attributed to W.
1) in a search for flare stars in the vicinity of M45 using the 40-inch [1m] Schmidt telescope at the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory in Armenia.
He concluded that its "flare activity may be unusually low when compared with that of other flare stars of similar type.
In analyzing their discovery, the observers rule out possible foreground objects in our own galaxy, such as flare stars, asteroids and dwarf novas, on grounds that the object, though variable, does not vary quickly enough for a flare star.
In 1960, at the suggestion of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, the Australian government's scientific agency, the ASNSW launched a program to monitor flare stars.