Pistol Star, also known as V4647 Sgr, qF 134, 2MASS J17461524-2850035, is a Blue Hyper Giant located inside Sagittarius Constellation. Pistol Star has a mass of 27.5 Solar Masses, a radius of 420 Solar Radius to 435 Solar Radius and is 25,114 Light Years from Earth. Pistol Star has an age of around 4 Million Light Years.
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Pistol Star is known for being one of the brightest and largest hyper giants located inside The Milky Way Galaxy. Pistol Star receives its name from The Pistol Nebula, which it is located inside of. In fact, Pistol Star is a part of a Quintuplet Cluster located in The Galactic Center region which has many massive stars within it's boundaries. Pistol Star's luminosity is around 3.3 Million fold the luminosity of The Sun.
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Pistol Star was discovered in The Early 1990's by an American Astronomer Donald F. Figer using The Hubble Space Telescope. Pistol Star has a temperature of 12,000 Kelvin or 11727 degrees Celsius or 21140 degrees Fahrenheit. Pistol Star has a luminosity of 1,600,000 Solar Luminosity.
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