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24 Canum Venaticorum

Altitude: 49.3°   Azimuth: 293.4°   Direction: West-North-West

24 Canum Venaticorum is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

24 Canum Venaticorum visual magnitude is 4.7. Because of its moderate brightness, 24 Canum Venaticorum should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 24 Canum Venaticorum is -0.127 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 24 Canum Venaticorum star
DSS2 image of 24 Canum Venaticorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 24 Canum Venaticorum during the next 1000 years (-2.12 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 24 Canum Venaticorum


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

Altitude: 49.3°
Azimuth: 293.4°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 24 Canum Venaticorum

24 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 24 Canum Venaticorum are provided in the following table:

13h 34m 27s
+49° 00’ 57”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 24 Canum Venaticorum in the sky:

Finder chart 24 Canum Venaticorum star
Simplified finder chart for 24 Canum Venaticorum.

Visibility of 24 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

24 Canum Venaticorum is circumpolar and transits at 03:12 UTC (altitude: 87.5°)

Distance of 24 Canum Venaticorum from the Sun and relative movement

24 Canum Venaticorum is distant 190.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

58.41 pc
190.42 ly
-18 km/s
-0.127 arcsec/year
0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 24 Canum Venaticorum

24 Canum Venaticorum belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 24 Canum Venaticorum is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 24 Canum Venaticorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 24 Canum Venaticorum

24 Canum Venaticorum