Massive Star VY Canis Majoris - Polarized Light

Credit:

NASA/ESA and R. Humphreys (University of Minnesota)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0703c
Type:Observation
Release date:8 January 2007, 18:20
Size:790 x 790 px

About the Object

Name:HD 58061, HIP 35793, VY Canis Majoris
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:3500 light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
POL0V
550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
POL60V
550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
POL120V
550 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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