January 5, 2013

VY Canos Majoris

VY Canis Major marked with  arrow

vy canis majoris finder chart

Can you see that red dot near the center of this image? It's a star, very faint and requires at least a binocular to glimpse it! Actually the star is known as VY Canis Majoris and is the largest known star in the sky!! How large it is? Well, to get idea how large this star is, watch this video...

Image taken on 3rd January 2013 using the canon 550D + 55-250mm lens + eq5 mount

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