June 22 2020 january 6 2019 by anthony robinson there are thought to be between 100 billion and 400 billion stars in our galaxy the milky way and waaaay more beyond that so which is the largest star in the universe according to current calculations in 2019. Uy scuti in comparison.
Both uy scuti and vy canis majoris are red hypergiant stars in our galaxy the milky way galaxy.
Comparison uy scuti vs vy canis majoris. Uy scuti vs vy canis majoris which is the largest star in the universe. Both uy scuti and vy canis majoris are red hypergiant stars in our galaxy the milky way galaxy. Red hypergiants are large enough to possibly create a black hole after their inevitable supernova.
Vy canis majoris ranging from 1 300 to 1 540 solar radii. P these revolve around one star our sun the earth has a circumference of just over uy scuti and vy canis majoris. Uy scuti bd 12 5055 is a red supergiant star in the constellation scutum it is considered one of the largest known stars by radius and is also a pulsating variable star with a maximum brightness of magnitude 8 29 and a minimum of magnitude 10 56.
163 000 light years away from earth and one of the largest known stars with a radius of 1 540 to 1 730 solar. Wikimedia commons faren29 cc by sa 4 0 uy scuti compared to planets and other large stars. Below is a list of the largest stars currently known ordered by radius the unit of measurement used is the radius of the sun approximately 695 700 km.
It has an estimated radius of 1 708 solar radii 1 188 10 9 kilometres. Thus a volume nearly 5 billion times that of. Share and enjoy and please don t forget to subscribe.
This red hypergiant star was previously estimated to be 1 800 to 2 200 solar radii. Vy canis majoris is a red hypergiant in the constellation canis major. Uy scuti compared to vy canis majoris an accurate comparison showing the red supergiants uy scuti and vy canis majoris image.
Great uncertainties remain with the membership and order of the list especially when deriving various parameters used in calculations such as stellar luminosity and effective temperature.