12 Canis Majoris
12 Canis Majoris is a variable giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
12 Canis Majoris visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, 12 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 12 Canis Majoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 12 Canis Majoris
12 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 12 Canis Majoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Canis Majoris in the sky:
Visibility of 12 Canis Majoris from your location
Today's 12 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 12 Canis Majoris
The image below is a photograph of 12 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 12 Canis Majoris is -0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 12 Canis Majoris from the Sun and relative movement
12 Canis Majoris is distant 668.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 12 Canis Majoris
12 Canis Majoris belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 12 Canis Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.