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.

Autorska prava:

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

O slici

Id:eso1546c
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:25. novembar 2015. 12:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1546
Veličina:12876 x 12372 px

O objektu

Naziv:VY Canis Majoris
Tip:Milky Way : Star
Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
Udaljenost:4000 svetlosnih godina
Constellation:Canis Major
Kategorija:Stars

Formati slika

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Koordinate

Position (RA):7 22 58.84
Position (Dec):-25° 46' 23.00"
Field of view:216.38 x 207.91 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 0.1°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTeleskop
Optički
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optički
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infracrveni
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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