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11 Canis Minoris

Altitude: 40.4°   Azimuth: 227.4°   Direction: South-West

11 Canis Minoris is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

11 Canis Minoris visual magnitude is 5.3. Because of its reltive faintness, 11 Canis Minoris should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 11 Canis Minoris is -0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 11 Canis Minoris star
DSS2 image of 11 Canis Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 11 Canis Minoris during the next 10000 years (-4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 11 Canis Minoris


11 Canis Minoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 40.4°
Azimuth: 227.4°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 11 Canis Minoris

11 Canis Minoris 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 Minoris are provided in the following table:

07h 46m 16s
+10° 46’ 05”
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 11 Canis Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart 11 Canis Minoris star
Simplified finder chart for 11 Canis Minoris.

Visibility of 11 Canis Minoris from your location

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

Today's 11 Canis Minoris rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.2°
Max altitude: 49.3°
Azimuth: 280.8°

Distance of 11 Canis Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

11 Canis Minoris is distant 312.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

95.79 pc
312.26 ly
28 km/s
-0.029 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 11 Canis Minoris

11 Canis Minoris belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 11 Canis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 11 Canis Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 11 Canis Minoris

11 Canis Minoris