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Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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20 Canum Venaticorum

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 2.8°   Azimuth: 349.6°   Direction: North

20 Canum Venaticorum is a variable giant star of spectral class F3 in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

20 Canum Venaticorum visual magnitude is 4.73. Because of its moderate brightness, 20 Canum Venaticorum is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 20 Canum Venaticorum

Finder chart 20 Canum Venaticorum star
Simplified finder chart for 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
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);

Key facts about 20 Canum Venaticorum


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

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

Alternative designations of 20 Canum Venaticorum

20 Canum Venaticorum

Visibility of 20 Canum Venaticorum from your location

20 Canum Venaticorum is circumpolar and transits at 18:59 UTC (altitude: 79.1°)