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10 Canum Venaticorum

Altitude: 31.4°   Azimuth: 64.9°   Direction: East-North-East

10 Canum Venaticorum is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

10 Canum Venaticorum visual magnitude is 5.95. Because of its reltive faintness, 10 Canum Venaticorum should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 10 Canum Venaticorum:


10 Canum Venaticorum is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 31.4°
Azimuth: 64.9°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 10 Canum Venaticorum

10 Canum Venaticorum is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 10 Canum Venaticorum are provided in the following table:

12h 44m 59s
+39° 16’ 44”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 10 Canum Venaticorum in the sky:

Finder chart 10 Canum Venaticorum star
Simplified finder chart for 10 Canum Venaticorum.

Visibility of 10 Canum Venaticorum from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

10 Canum Venaticorum is circumpolar and transits at 08:01 UTC (altitude: 77.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 10 Canum Venaticorum

The image below is a photograph of 10 Canum Venaticorum from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 10 Canum Venaticorum is -0.355 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.139 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 10 Canum Venaticorum star
DSS2 image of 10 Canum Venaticorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 10 Canum Venaticorum during the next 1000 years (-5.92 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.32 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 10 Canum Venaticorum from the Sun and relative movement

10 Canum Venaticorum is distant 56.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 81 kilometers per second.

17.37 pc
56.63 ly
81 km/s
-0.355 arcsec/year
0.139 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 10 Canum Venaticorum

10 Canum Venaticorum belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 10 Canum Venaticorum is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 10 Canum Venaticorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 10 Canum Venaticorum

10 Canum Venaticorum