spinner
x
This website is using cookies, in order to track this cookie warning and other popups, for managing login sessions, and for website analytics. We do not collect or store personally identifiable information, nor track or display advertising related information. That's Fine
 - Galactic Exploration Catalog - 
VY Canis Majoris

Created: 2022-11-13 22:12:13 Last Edited: 2022-11-14 12:55:27
  Submitted by: Lhorndra
Star System:VY Canis Majoris
Coordinates:1576.06 / -150.219 / -922.531
Sol Distance: 1,832.38 ly
Region:Inner Orion Spur
Category:Stellar Features
 



Summary:

The red supergiant VY Canis Majoris is the largest known star in the Milky Way.

Notice: This POI shares the same star system with a prior existing entry in the Galactic Mapping Project (GMP). You can visit the original entry using the link below:

    VY Canis Majoris (stellarRemnant), VY Canis Majoris

 
Description:

The red supergiant VY Canis Majoris is the largest known star in the Milky Way. It has a radius that's 1,420 times that of Sol, which is close to the maximum theoretical radius of a star of such mass, the Hayashi limit. At this size, it's also almost two billion times the volume of Sol.

VY Canis Majoris is also one of the most luminous stars in the galaxy. Viewed from Sol, the star is located within the constellation of Canis Major, Latin for Great(er) Dog. This constellation houses Sirius, which is the brightest star in Earth's night sky: this is due to its proximity to the solar system. While VY Canis Majoris is a far more luminous star, it's also much farther from Sol, and it can't be seen with the naked eye.

Orbiting VY Canis Majoris is just one other celestial body, the class Y dwarf named VY Canis Major B, tiny in comparison.

VY Canis Majoris was one of the first destinations for pioneer explorers during the early phase of testing the original FSD technology.

:
 
ID64 Address:423754022
EDSM ID:25862

EDSM Traffic Report

 Past Day: 
 Past Week: 
 Total: 

EDSM Estimated Value

 Scanned: 
 Mapped: 

Nearest Neighbors:

 POI Name  Distance  Rating   System 
[GMP] VY Canis Majoris  0.00  N/A  VY Canis Majoris 
[GMP] Col 121 Sector  410.39  N/A  Col 121 Sector LM... 
[GMP] HD 53041  546.31  N/A  HD 53041 
[GMP] Collinder 140 Open C...  620.03  N/A  HIP 38064 
[GMP] Collinder 121 Open C...  723.39  N/A  Sigma Canis Majoris 
[GMP] M41 Sector  767.77  N/A  M41 Sector XJ‑Z d5 
[GMP] Aquarius  782.21  N/A  Col 70 Sector PH‑... 
[GMP] Guardian ruins ‑ Reg...  839.66  N/A  Col 173 Sector LY... 
Messages for this POI:
None.
All content is licensed under Creative Commons (CC BY‑NC‑SA 3.0)

This website is not an official tool for the game Elite: Dangerous and is not affiliated with Frontier Developments. All information provided is based on publicly available information and data supplied by players, and may not be entirely accurate. 'Elite', the Elite logo, the Elite: Dangerous logo, 'Frontier' and the Frontier logo are registered trademarks of Frontier Developments plc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and copyrights are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners.

Special thanks go to all commanders and explorers who graciously upload their data to EDDN, EDSM, and EDAstro to make all of this possible. We wouldn't exist without your data contributions. For any bug reports or feature suggestions, please visit our forum thread.