Is there any star bigger than uy scuti. 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 vs vy canis majoris which is the largest star in the universe.
Uy scuti compared to vy canis majoris. Vy canis majoris ranging from 1 300 to 1 540 solar radii. Red hypergiants are large enough to possibly create a black hole after their inevitable supernova. Vy canis majoris is a red hypergiant in the constellation canis major.
On a stellar scale it s really quite average about half of the known stars are larger. 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. Thus a volume nearly 5 billion times that of.
Both uy scuti and vy canis majoris are red hypergiant stars in our galaxy the milky way galaxy. Uy scuti in comparison. Vy canis majoris abbreviated to vy cma is an extreme oxygen rich o rich red hypergiant rhg or red supergiant rsg and pulsating variable star located at 1 2 kiloparsecs 3 900 ly away from earth in the constellation of canis major it is one of the largest known stars by radius and is also one of the most luminous and massive red supergiants as well as one of the most luminous stars.
It has an estimated radius of 1 708 solar radii 1 188 10 9 kilometres. This red hypergiant star was previously estimated to be 1 800 to 2 200 solar radii. An accurate comparison showing the red supergiants uy scuti and vy canis majoris image.
Uy scuti compared to vy canis majoris. Video update adding uy scuti https youtu be ms7mg6ipjxu. Wikimedia commons faren29 cc by sa 4 0 uy scuti compared to planets and other large stars.