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VY CMa wrong info

I’ve noticed that VY CMa size is reported to be “45.9 times the Sun's diameter in size“, well being the Sun's radius 695,800km and the star's radius estimated to 1,094,493,400.00.km the reported info is obviously wrong.

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    Bill Tschumy

    We can look into this.  

    Unless there is a basic math error (highly unlikely) it is likely the size of VY CMa in the catalogs we use is just wrong.  If so there is not much we can do about it.  We have a policy of not trying to correct the catalogs.  That would lead us into a server ending morass.

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    Roberto Sartori

    Got it, I hope you can just forward the report to receive a catalog upgrade.
    Regards, Roberto

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