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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Canis Minoris in the sky:
Visibility of 14 Canis Minoris from your location
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.
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.
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.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Canis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: