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20 Canum Venaticorum

20 Canum Venaticorum is a variable giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

20 Canum Venaticorum visual magnitude is 4.73. Because of its moderate brightness, 20 Canum Venaticorum 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 20 Canum Venaticorum:

20 Canum Venaticorum is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 46°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 20 Canum Venaticorum

20 Canum Venaticorum is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 20 Canum Venaticorum are provided in the following table:

13h 17m 32s
+40° 34’ 20”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 20 Canum Venaticorum in the sky:

Finder chart 20 Canum Venaticorum star
Simplified finder chart for 20 Canum Venaticorum.

Visibility of 20 Canum Venaticorum from your location

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

20 Canum Venaticorum is circumpolar and transits at 08:39 UTC (altitude: 79.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 20 Canum Venaticorum

The image below is a photograph of 20 Canum Venaticorum 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 20 Canum Venaticorum is -0.125 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 20 Canum Venaticorum star
DSS2 image of 20 Canum Venaticorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 20 Canum Venaticorum during the next 1000 years (-2.08 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.35 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 20 Canum Venaticorum from the Sun and relative movement

20 Canum Venaticorum is distant 286.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

87.80 pc
286.22 ly
8 km/s
-0.125 arcsec/year
0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 20 Canum Venaticorum

20 Canum Venaticorum belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 20 Canum Venaticorum is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 20 Canum Venaticorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 20 Canum Venaticorum

20 Canum Venaticorum