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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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23 Canum Venaticorum

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 7.3°   Azimuth: 331.9°   Direction: North-North-West

23 Canum Venaticorum is a giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

23 Canum Venaticorum visual magnitude is 5.6. Because of its faintness, 23 Canum Venaticorum is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 23 Canum Venaticorum

Finder chart 23 Canum Venaticorum star
Simplified finder chart for 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
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);

Key facts about 23 Canum Venaticorum


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

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

Alternative designations of 23 Canum Venaticorum

23 Canum Venaticorum

Visibility of 23 Canum Venaticorum from your location

23 Canum Venaticorum is circumpolar and transits at 19:34 UTC (altitude: 78.7°)