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What is the largest star a person can can see?
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What category of star is considered the largest star?
VY Canis Majoris [See Link] has the largest diameter of any known star, 1800 to 2100 times that of the Sun. This gives it a similar diameter to the orbit of Saturn. It is classed as a red super-giant , high luminosity M star as per the stellar classification [See Link] putting it at the upper right hand corner of the Hertzsprung--Russell diagram [See Link]
Asked in Astronomy, Stars
Which is the biggest star in night sky?
"Antares" is probably the largest star visible with the naked eye. However, the largest star may be "VY Canis Majoris" which is about twice as big as Antares, but is not visible with the naked eye. Estimating the radius of a star is not easy and there are a few other possible answers as to what the biggest star actually is. See related questions.
Which is the largest star in the universe?
We can only see stars that are relatively near-by. It would be more appropriate to ask about the largest known star. Stars are known that have about 2000 times the Sun's diameter, but it isn't known for sure which of them is the largest, since there is some uncertainty in the diameters of some far-away stars.
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When can you see a shooting star?
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What does it mean when your on the phone with someone and you see a shootin star?
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What is the largest star in the whole universe?
You can be quite sure that the largest star in the Universe is not known, and that the sizes of the known stars are not known exactly. You can find a list of largest known stars in the Wikipedia article "List of largest known stars" - together with a disclaimer (stating, for example, that the sizes of many of those stars are not known exactly). It is estimated that the largest star is about 1500 times the diameter of the Sun. Oh, and also be sure to distinguish between the star with the largest diameter, and the star with the largest mass.
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Which is the largest star in the Milky way?
The largest star we currently know of is VY Canis Manoris. Its a red hypergiant star which is about 2000 times the diameter of our own. There may well be largess stars in our galaxy that we have not found yet, or can't see from our position. VY Canis Manoris is not the most massive star, it has a huge size but a very low density.
How big is a blue star?
A blue star has a spectral class of O. It is one of the largest types of star on the main sequence. As the colour is based on the surface temperature, and not on size, there is no definitive size. However, using Alntak (See related link) - a star in the constellation Orion - as an example of a blue star, we can expect a blue star to be around 20 times as big as our Sun. (See related question) See related link for a size comparison with our Sun.