Wide-field view of the sky around VY Canis Majoris

This wide-field view shows the sky around the very brilliant red hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris, one of the largest stars known in the Milky Way. The star itself appears at the centre of the picture, which also includes clouds of glowing red hydrogen gas, dust clouds and the bright star cluster around the bright star Tau Canis Majoris towards the upper right. This picture was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Të drejtat:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1546c
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Nën 25, 2015, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1546
Përmasat:12876 x 12372 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:VY Canis Majoris
Tipi:Milky Way : Star
Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Distanca:4000 vite dritë
Constellation:Canis Major
Kategori:Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):7 22 58.84
Position (Dec):-25° 46' 23.00"
Field of view:216.38 x 207.91 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.1° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
Optik
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optik
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infra të kuqe
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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