The Pistol Star

Star-Struck Project BY SAAKETH JASTI


The following info is about : The Pistol Star

Cool Facts

  • It's the brightest known star in the Milky Way Galaxy
  • It's near the hot and violent center of the Milky Way galaxy
  • It throws of so much mass that it created the pistol nebula
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Star History

This star was found in 1997 by Don Figer


Color - Blue-White

Temperature - 11,800 Kelvins

Luminosity 4,000,000

It is four million times as luminous as our sun

Magnitude and Size

Mass - The pistol star is about 200-250 times the mass of the sun.

volume - It has a mass about 100-150 times of that of our sun.

Absolute magnitude - (-14.2)

Apparent magnitude - (4)

Distance and Spectral Class

The pistol star is 25,000 light years away from Earth. A light year is the distance light travels in a year, about 6 trillion miles. 25,000 x 6 = 150,000 trillion or 150 quadrillion miles. Now that's why they made scientific notation. The star is in a spectral class B. As B stars are so powerful, they don't stray far from the place they were formed.
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