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Old 12-04-2016, 07:28 PM
Nars Glinley Nars Glinley is offline
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Originally Posted by scr4 View Post
If I did my math right, it's actually about 5 arcseconds. (VY Canis Majoris: 990 million km diameter, divided by 1.3 parsec, convert to arcsecond.)

And a decent amateur telescope should show it as a finite size disk. A good quality >4" refractor can resolve 1 arcsecond on a good day.

According to the wiki above, 990 million km is the radius. So, 10 arcseconds?
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