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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

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

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1546c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Nóv 25, 2015, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1546
Stærð:12876 x 12372 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:VY Canis Majoris
Tegund:Milky Way : Star
Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Fjarlægð:4000 ljósár
Constellation:Canis Major
Flokkur:Stars

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Position (RA):7 22 58.84
Position (Dec):-25° 46' 23.00"
Field of view:216.38 x 207.91 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.1° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðSjónauki
Sýnilegt
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Digitized Sky Survey 2
Sýnilegt
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Digitized Sky Survey 2
Innrautt
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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