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Big Stars Part 2

More of that: Big Stars part 1

Some interesting big and giant stars, ordered by their distance from us. In this list are some of the biggest and brightest known stars.

Stars with a distance more than 2000 light-years:
 1. VV Cephei (rs, bs)
 2. M41-1 (rg)
 3. Phi Cassiopeiae (yg)
 4. HD 239710 (bs)
 5. HD 206267A (bs)
 6. R Monocerotis (yg)
 7. S Monocerotis (bs)
 8. V390 Velorum (yg)
 9. X Persei (bs)
10. AFGL 2591 (bs)
11. Alpha Camelopardalis (bs)
12. Rho Leonis (bs)
13. HD 148937 (bs)
14. Mu Normae (bs)
15. WR 136 (wr)
16. Spiral Star (wr)
17. Chi2 Orionis (bs)
18. VY Canis Majoris (rs)
19. KY Cygni (rs)
20. Cygnus OB2-12 (bs)
  21. P Cygni (lbv)
22. WR 6 (wr)
23. RS Puppis (dc)
24. Plaskett's Star (bs)
25. SAO 20575 (bs)
26. HD 93129 (bs)
27. HD 93250 (bs)
28. V509 Cassiopeiae (yg)
29. Eta Carinae (lbv)
30. Pismis 24-1 (bs)
31. 6 Cassiopeiae (yg)
32. HDE 319718 (bs)
33. CPD -572874 (bs)
34. HD 168625 (lbv)
35. Rho Cassiopeiae (yg)
36. V810 Centauri (dc,bs)
37. RW Cephei (rü)
38. Wray 17-96 (lbv)
39. WR 7 (wr)
40. WR 124 (wr)
  41. AG Carinae (lbv)
42. WR 20a (wr)
43. HD 97950 (wr)
44. Sher 25 (bs)
45. NGC 3603 A1 (bs, wr)
46. QPM-241 (wr)
47. Pistol Star (lbv)
48. WR 102ka (wr)
49. LBV 1806-20 (lbv)
50. WOH G64 (rs)
51. R 136a (bs, wr)
52. Melnick 42 (bs)
53. HDE 269810 (bs)
54. LH54-425 (bs)
55. HD 5980 (lbv, wr)
56. M31VJ00443799+4129236 (bs)
57. Var 83 in M33 (lbv)
58. Yellow Holmberg double (yg)
59. Lynx Arc (bs)

bs = Blue stars, rg = Red giants, yg = Yellow and white giants, rs = Red supergiants
dc = Delta Cepheids, wr = Wolf-Rayet Stars, lbv = Luminous Blue Variables

    M7
Open cluster M7
Photo: N. A. Sharp, REU Program, AURA, NOAO, NSF

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