VY Canis Majoris

The Great VY Canis Majoris

VY Canis Majoris
VY Canis Majoris

Hello again ASOD! I sketched this one in the same night of the Homunculus. That night i was amazed with the gas and dust of stars. VY Canis Majoris has less surrounding gas but its nice to see the shape of a “Little Homunculus”. Best regards. Leo

•Object Name: VY Canis Majoris.
•Object Type: Red hypergiant star.
•Location: San Miguel, Buenos Aires Argentina.
•Conditions: NELM 4.8-5.1. Good transparency, acceptable seeing. Moonset (Waxing Gibbous).
•Date: 12/01/2014 1:30 am.
•Media: 2H, HB, blend stump and PS.
•Equipment: Meade LB 12″ on equatorial tracking platform. Plossl 6.3mm.

PS: Image of the star: http://imageshack.com/a/img18/5883/d6nf.jpg. Credits to responsible.

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