UY Scuti

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UY Scuti
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Scutum
Richt ascension 18h 27m 36.5334s[1]
Declination −12° 27′ 58.866″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 9.0[1]
Characteristics
Spectral type M4Ia C[1]
B−V colour index 2.6[1]
Variable type Semiregular[1]
Astrometry
Proper motion (μ) RA: 1.3[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -1.6[1] mas/yr
Details
Mass 32 M
Radius 1,708 ±192 R
Luminosity 340,000 [2] L
Ither designations
V* UY Sct, BD-12 5055, IRC -10422, RAFGL 2162[1]
Database references
SIMBAD data

UY Scuti is a reid supergiant starn in the Scutum constellation. It is ane o the lairgest kent starns bi radius at 1,708 ± 192 solar radii, correspondin tae the diameter o 2,375,828,000 kilometers.[2] If placed at the center o the Solar Seestem, UY Scuti can engulf aw the planets aw the way tae Jupiter, fillin moar than haufway through Saturn's orbeet. It haes a volyoome approximately 5 billion times that o the Sun.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "SIMBAD query result". Basic data for V* UY Sct. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Arroyo-Torres, B.; Wittkowski, M.; Marcaide, J. M.; Hauschildt, P. H. (June 2013). "The atmospheric structure and fundamental parameters of the red supergiants AH Scorpii, UY Scuti, and KW Sagittarii". Astronomy & Astrophysics 554 (A76). arXiv:1305.6179. Bibcode:2013A&A...554A..76A. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201220920.