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LBV 1806-20

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LBV 1806-20 is the brighest star on the left side of this picture.

LBV 1806-20 is a blue supergiant star. It is 2,000,000 times brighter than the Sun.[1] It is located in the Sagittarius constellation but due to dust is not visible to the naked eye. The star is 1,135 times larger than the Sun.[2]

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  1. Hutsemékers, D.; Rauw, G.; Nazé, Y. (1 February 2012). "The first X-ray survey of Galactic luminous blue variables". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 538: A47. arXiv:1111.6375. Bibcode:2012A&A...538A..47N. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201118040. S2CID 43688343 – via www.aanda.org.
  2. Eikenberry, S. S.; Matthews, K.; Lavine, J. L.; Garske, M. A.; Hu, D.; Jackson, M. A.; Patel, S. G.; Barry, D. J.; Colonno, M. R.; Houck, J. R.; Wilson, J. C.; Corbel, S.; Smith, J. D. (2004). "Infrared Observations of the Candidate LBV 1806-20 and Nearby Cluster Stars". The Astrophysical Journal. 616 (1): 506–518. arXiv:astro-ph/0404435. Bibcode:2004ApJ...616..506E. doi:10.1086/422180. S2CID 18042381.