15 Canis Majoris
15 Canis Majoris is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
15 Canis Majoris visual magnitude is 4.83. Because of its moderate brightness, 15 Canis Majoris should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 15 Canis Majoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 15 Canis Majoris
15 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 15 Canis Majoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 15 Canis Majoris in the sky:
Visibility of 15 Canis Majoris from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 15 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 15 Canis Majoris
The image below is a photograph of 15 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 15 Canis Majoris is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 15 Canis Majoris from the Sun and relative movement
15 Canis Majoris is distant 1,613.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 15 Canis Majoris
15 Canis Majoris belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 15 Canis Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.