RSGC1-F01 – a Red Supergiant Star in the Scutum Constellation

RSGC1-F01 is a red supergiant star in the constellation Scutum. It’s in the Scutum constellation, in the RSGC1 open cluster. It has a radius that is 1,435-1,551 times that of the Sun. The radius was calculated to be approximately 1,530 times that of the Sun (the radius is calculated using the Stefan-Boltzmann law), making it one of the largest stars discovered to date. This equates to a volume 3.58 billion times that of the Sun. It is a member of the open star cluster RSGC1. The photosphere, if placed in the center of the Solar System, would engulf Jupiter’s orbit.

RSGC1-F01 is a red supergiant star in the Scutum constellation. It has a radius of 1,435-1,551 times the radius of the Sun. It is part of the RSGC1 open star cluster.

A universe is a mysterious place that has been expanding ever since the Big Bang. Our universe is approximately 13.8 billion years old and expands by 186,000 miles per second (speed of light). It is estimated that there are more than one sextillion stars/planets in the universe, which is not surprising. This number is increasing due to the expansion of the universe, but only a small percentage has the potential for life to develop.

As the name implies, RSGC1-F01 is a member of the RSGC1 group, which contains many red supergiants. In fact, there are 15 main stars ranging in size from F01 to F15, with RSGC1-F01 being the second largest. It is 1435 times the size of our Sun and more than 2900 light-years away from us.

It is thought to be one of a group of stars at a similar distance to the open cluster Stephenson 2, which is located about 6,000 parsecs (20,000 ly) away from Earth in the Scutum–Centaurus Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. It is one of the largest known stars and one of the most luminous red supergiants, with an estimated radius of around 2,150 times the Sun (R☉), corresponding to a volume nearly 10 billion times the Sun. If placed in the center of the Solar System, its photosphere has the potential to engulf Saturn’s orbit.