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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Auðkenni:eso1546b
Tegund:Uppdráttur
Útgáfudagur:Nóv 25, 2015, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1546
Stærð:3338 x 3470 px

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Nafn:VY Canis Majoris
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Flokkur:Illustrations

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