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Stellar mass black holes

These black holes are the collapsed cores of giant stars, with masses of a few times that of the Sun.

 NameDistanceMass
4U 1543-47 4U 1543-47
Diameter roughly equal to the size of a large city
25,000 light-years away in the constellation Lupus 9 solar masses
No image available A0620-00
Diameter 10-45 miles (20-65 km), equal to the size of a large city
2,800 to 3,400 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros 3 to 13 solar masses
Cygnus X-1 Cygnus X-1
Diameter 55 miles (90 km), equal to the size of a large American city
6,000 to 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus 15 solar masses
GRO J0422+32 GRO J0422+32
Diameter roughly 10-40 miles (20-65 km), equal to the size of a large city
8,100 light-years away in the constellation Perseus 3 to 11 solar masses
GRO J1655-40 GRO J1655-40
Roughly 25 miles (42 km)
6,000 to 10,000 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius 7 solar masses
GRS 1009-45 GRS 1009-45
Diameter roughly equal to a large city
13,000 light-years away in the constellation Vela 8 to 9 solar masses
GRS 1915+105 GRS 1915+105
Diameter roughly 50 miles (85 km) equal to the size of a large city
8,100 light-years away in the constellation Aquila 14 solar masses
GS 1354-64 GS 1354-64
Diameter roughly 30-40 miles (50-65 km), equal to the size of a large city
85,000 light-years away in the constellation Circinus, the compasses 8 to 10 solar masses
GS 2000+25 GS 2000+25
Diameter roughly 20-40 miles (32-65 km), equal to the size of a large city
8,800 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula 5 to 10 solar masses
GU Muscae GU Muscae
Diameter of 25 miles (42 km)
16,500 light-years away in the constellation Musca 7 solar masses
GX 339-4 GX 339-4
Diameter 20-35 miles (31-60 km), equal to the size of a large city
27,000 light-years away in the constellation Ara, the altar 5.8 to 10 solar masses
H1705-25 H1705-25
Diameter roughly 20 miles (35 km), equal to the size of a large city
27,000 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus 5 to 7 solar masses
IC 10 X-1 IC 10 X-1
Diameter roughly 80 miles (140 km), about the size of Connecticut
2.4 million light-years away in the constellation Cassiopeia 23 solar masses
IGR J17497-2821 IGR J17497-2821
Diameter roughly equal to the size of a large city
27,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius Roughly 10 solar masses
LMC X-1 LMC X-1
Diameter roughly 40 miles (65 km), the size of a large city
165,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a companion galaxy to the Milky Way; in the constellation Dorado 10.9 solar masses
LMC X-3 LMC X-3
Diameter roughly equal to the size of a city
165,000 light-years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a companion galaxy to the Milky Way; in the constellation Dorado 5 to 13 solar masses
M33 X-7 M33 X-7
Diameter roughly 60 miles (95 km)
2.7 million light-years away in M33, the Triangulum galaxy About 15.7 solar masses
MAXI J1659-152 MAXI J1659-152
Diameter roughly 10-35 miles (18-60 km)
28,000 light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus 3 to 10 solar masses
NGC 300 X-1 NGC 300 X-1
Diameter about 45 miles (75 km) roughly equal to the size of a large county
6 million light-years away in the galaxy NGC 300, in the constellation Sculptor 15 solar masses
SS433 SS433
Diameter roughly 60 miles (96 km)
16,000 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius 16 solar masses
V404 Cygni V404 Cygni
Diameter roughly 37-56 miles (60-90 km)
7,800 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus 10 to 15 solar masses
V4641 Sagittarii V4641 Sagittarii
Diameter roughly 11-37 miles (18-60 km)
24,000 to 40,000 light-years away in the constellation Sagittarius 3 to 10 solar masses
XTE J1118+480 XTE J1118+480
Diameter 26 miles (42 km), equal to the size of a large city.
6,000 light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major 7 solar masses
XTE J1550-564 XTE J1550-564
Diameter roughly 35-55 miles (60-90 km)
17,000 light-years away in the constellation Norma 10 to 15 solar masses
XTE J1650-500 XTE J1650-500
Diameter 14 miles (23 km)
26,000 light-years away in the constellation Ara 3.8 solar masses
XTE J1859-226 XTE J1859-226
Diameter roughly equal to the size of a large city
15,000 to 50,000 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula 5.4 solar masses