The red hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris

This chart shows the location of the very brilliant red hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris, one of the largest stars known in the Milky Way. Most of the stars visible to the naked eye on a clear and dark night are shown and the location of VY Canis Majoris is marked with a red circle. This star is visible in a small telescope and has a strikingly red colour.

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ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

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Tipi:Punim artistik
Data e Publikimit:Nën 25, 2015, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1546
Përmasat:3338 x 3470 px

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Emri:VY Canis Majoris
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant

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