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14 Canis Minoris

14 Canis Minoris is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

14 Canis Minoris visual magnitude is 5.29. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 Canis Minoris 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 14 Canis Minoris:

5.29
Hypergiant
14 Canis Minoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 3°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Canis Minoris

14 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 14 Canis Minoris are provided in the following table:

07h 58m 20s
+02° 13’ 28”
218.7°
15.88°
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Canis Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart 14 Canis Minoris star
Simplified finder chart for 14 Canis Minoris.

Visibility of 14 Canis Minoris from your location

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

Today's 14 Canis Minoris rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.8°
Max altitude: 40.7°
Azimuth: 272.2°
14 Canis Minoris is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Canis Minoris

The image below is a photograph of 14 Canis Minoris 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 14 Canis Minoris is -0.158 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.099 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Canis Minoris star
DSS2 image of 14 Canis Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Canis Minoris during the next 1000 years (-2.63 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.65 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Canis Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

14 Canis Minoris is distant 264.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

81.10 pc
264.40 ly
46 km/s
-0.158 arcsec/year
0.099 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Canis Minoris

14 Canis Minoris belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.74
K0III
4943K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Canis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 14 Canis Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

14 Canis Minoris star system properties

14 Canis Minoris is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 14 Canis Minoris double sysyem:

5.29
8.29
3
88.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of 14 Canis Minoris

14 Canis Minoris
SAO116182
SAO116182