Giants of the Milky Way
DIGITIZED SKY SURVEY 2, 25 NOVEMBER 2015
This wide-field view shows red hypergiant star VY Canis Majoris set against the backdrop of the Galaxy. The star is one of the largest known in the Milky Way and is in the centre of the image amidst clouds of red hydrogen gas. Also visible is a bright star cluster around star Tau Canis Majoris towards the upper right.