Is the universe in the galaxy? It may also be larger in the sense of volume or diameter, but I could not say. View entire discussion (48 comments) More posts from the spaceporn community. Some of those distant systems are similar to our own Milky Way galaxy, while others are quite different. Sun.org has another chart showing the biggest known galaxies, among others also the biggest known galaxy, IC 1101, which would by far exceed the size of the entire image. We said that the Milky Way was 100k light years in diameter, well IC 1101 … - Theanphibian ( talk • contribs ) 19:03, 21 February 2011 (UTC) What is the size of IC 1101? All text and articles published by Sun.org are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Most sources say it is ~6 million light years in diameter but I can’t find any primary sources for this size estimate. IC 1101. 32.9k. In comparison, the largest known galaxy, called IC 1101, is 50 times larger and about 2,000 times more massive than our galactic home. Question: I’ve been looking at information about the largest known galaxy, IC 1101. Now that we’ve come to grips with the unfortunate fact that we’ll probably never get to visit IC 1101, let’s figure out just how big it is compared to the seemingly massive galaxy we live in. One 2016 study estimated that the observable universe contains two trillion—or two million million—galaxies. I was looking through research papers and the closest I could find to a direct measurement was 600kpc (so only about 2 million light years). IC 1101 appears filled with dark matter, up to minimum distances from its crowded center. IC 1101 is an elliptical supergiant galaxy at 1.04 billion light-years from Earth, it is the leader of the Abell 2029 cluster, it is huge, about 3.9 million light years in diameter, and almost 6 million light-years away, if in its halo, it is one of the largest and most luminous galaxies known to Earth. Galaxy Sizes Compared To IC 1101, The Largest Known Galaxy by Rhys Taylor canvas art arrives ready to hang, with hanging accessories included and no additional framing required. Editor’s Note: There is some debate about the exact size of IC 1101. Saying that IC 1101 was created by smaller parent galaxies may be trivial correct in the sense that size refers to mass. This is really misleading, because even the low-end of the size estimates for the Milky Way have it at about 100,000 LY in diameter, which is about 1/20th of IC 1101's estimated 2,000,000 LY diameter. Every canvas print is hand-crafted in the USA, made on-demand at iCanvas and expertly stretched around 100% North American Pine wood stretcher bars. … Posted by. When you buy a East Urban Home 'Galaxy Sizes Compared To IC 1101, The Largest Known Galaxy' By Rhys Taylor Graphic Art Print on Wrapped Canvas online from Wayfair, we make it as easy as possible for you to find out when your product will be delivered.Read customer reviews and common Questions and Answers for East Urban Home Part #: EUME7679 on this page. 1.9569 million light years. The information here is based on a number of peer review articles. Composite image of Abell 2029 obtained in 1995 with the WFPC2 instrument of the Hubble Space Telescope.