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Zodiac: Libra
Sep 24 - Oct 23
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UY Scuti

UY Scuti is a red star (M2-M4Ia-Iab) in the constellation of Shield.
A red supergiant star, considered one of the largest known stars by radius. It is also a pulsating variable star, making its apparent magnitude fluctuate between 8.29 and 10.56.
Declination
-12.4664°
Right ascension
18h 27m 36.53s (276.90222°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
Magnitude
8.98 mag
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
Distance
5,0005,000 ly
Tycho-Identifier
5698:5176:1
HIP-Identifier
Spectral type
M2-M4Ia-Iab
Color index
not in database
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Constellation
Scutum (Shield)
Artist impression of UY Scuti, one of the largest known stars by radius.
Image credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi
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