The field around yellow hypergiant star HR 5171

HR 5171, the brightest star just below the centre of this wide-field image, is a yellow hypergiant, a very rare type of stars with only a dozen known in our galaxy. Its size is over 1300 times that of the Sun — one of the ten largest stars found so far. Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer have shown that it is actually a double star, with the companion in contact with the main star.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

O slici

Id:eso1409a
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:12. mart 2014. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1409
Veličina:7412 x 5484 px

O objektu

Naziv:HR 5171
Tip:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Binary
Constellation:Centaurus
Kategorija:Stars

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Koordinate

Position (RA):13 47 10.91
Position (Dec):-62° 35' 23.23"
Field of view:124.43 x 92.06 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 2.6°desno od vertikale

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