Star VY Canis Majoris

Red supergiant VY Canis Majoris is located 3929.6 light years away from the Sun. It is a single star of spectral class M5Iae C, that has 1700 % of solar mass. For now, there are no known exoplanets in this system.

Sun distance: 3929.6 light years.
(Position of this star is derived from Gaia mission data.)
VY Canis Majoris
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Red supergiant
spectral class M5Iae C

17 solar masses
1420 solar radii
temperature icontemperature 3490 °K (3217 °C)
time icon0.0082 bilion years old star
(No known exoplanets yet)
Other designations of this star
VY CMa, HD 58061, HIC 35793, HIP 35793, CD-25 4441, AAVSO 0718-25, IRAS 07209-2540, IRC −30087, RAFGL 1111, SAO 173571, WDS J07230-2546AB, 2MASS J07225830-2546030, OH 239.3 -5.1, TIC 107149174, YZ 115 4839
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