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Pistol Star

Lying near the galactic center and named after the pistol-shaped nebula that surrounds it and weakens its visible glowing.
The Pistol Star, an LBV, is a candidate for the brightest known star.

Constellation: Sagittarius
Age: probably 4 million years
Distance: 25 000 light-years
Luminosity: 6 million * Sun
Mass: circa 100 * Sun
Diameter: 340 * Sun

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