11 Canis Majoris
11 Canis Majoris is a giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
11 Canis Majoris visual magnitude is 5.29. Because of its reltive faintness, 11 Canis Majoris 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 11 Canis Majoris:
11 Canis Majoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 11 Canis Majoris
11 Canis Majoris is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 11 Canis Majoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 11 Canis Majoris in the sky:
Visibility of 11 Canis Majoris from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 11 Canis Majoris rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 11 Canis Majoris
The image below is a photograph of 11 Canis Majoris 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 11 Canis Majoris is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 11 Canis Majoris from the Sun and relative movement
11 Canis Majoris is distant 641.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 11 Canis Majoris
11 Canis Majoris belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 11 Canis Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.