The Milky Way Project Talk


  • suelaine by suelaine

    In the upper right quadrant, is that an LBV? supernova?


  • skendrew by skendrew scientist, admin

    This is officially classified as a fast rotating B-type star (ie not massive and luminous enough to become an LBV) but you're not the first to note it looks like an LBV bubble, and X-ray observations show that it most likely is one too. It's also very close to us (on galactic standards anyway), probably just 1.9 kilo-parsec or around 6000 lightyears.