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23 Canum Venaticorum

Altitude: 77.2°   Azimuth: 148.8°   Direction: South-South-East

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

23 Canum Venaticorum visual magnitude is 5.6. Because of its reltive faintness, 23 Canum Venaticorum 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 23 Canum Venaticorum:


23 Canum Venaticorum is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 77.2°
Azimuth: 148.8°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 23 Canum Venaticorum

23 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 23 Canum Venaticorum are provided in the following table:

13h 20m 18s
+40° 09’ 02”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 23 Canum Venaticorum in the sky:

Finder chart 23 Canum Venaticorum star
Simplified finder chart for 23 Canum Venaticorum.

Visibility of 23 Canum Venaticorum from your location

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

23 Canum Venaticorum is circumpolar and transits at 13:15 UTC (altitude: 78.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 23 Canum Venaticorum

The image below is a photograph of 23 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 23 Canum Venaticorum is -0.058 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 23 Canum Venaticorum star
DSS2 image of 23 Canum Venaticorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 23 Canum Venaticorum during the next 10000 years (-9.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 23 Canum Venaticorum from the Sun and relative movement

23 Canum Venaticorum is distant 654.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

200.80 pc
654.62 ly
-21 km/s
-0.058 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 23 Canum Venaticorum

23 Canum Venaticorum belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 23 Canum Venaticorum is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 23 Canum Venaticorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 23 Canum Venaticorum

23 Canum Venaticorum