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25 Canum Venaticorum

Altitude: -1.9°   Azimuth: 353.6°   Direction: North

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

25 Canum Venaticorum visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, 25 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 25 Canum Venaticorum:


25 Canum Venaticorum is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -1.9°
Azimuth: 353.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 25 Canum Venaticorum

25 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 25 Canum Venaticorum are provided in the following table:

13h 37m 27s
+36° 17’ 42”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 25 Canum Venaticorum in the sky:

Finder chart 25 Canum Venaticorum star
Simplified finder chart for 25 Canum Venaticorum.

Visibility of 25 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

Today's 25 Canum Venaticorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 53.7°
Max altitude: 74.8°
Azimuth: 306.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 25 Canum Venaticorum

The image below is a photograph of 25 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 25 Canum Venaticorum is -0.099 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 25 Canum Venaticorum star
DSS2 image of 25 Canum Venaticorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 25 Canum Venaticorum during the next 1000 years (-1.65 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.45 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 25 Canum Venaticorum from the Sun and relative movement

25 Canum Venaticorum is distant 191.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

58.79 pc
191.65 ly
-6 km/s
-0.099 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 25 Canum Venaticorum

25 Canum Venaticorum belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 25 Canum Venaticorum is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 25 Canum Venaticorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

25 Canum Venaticorum star system properties

25 Canum Venaticorum is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 25 Canum Venaticorum double sysyem:

1.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of 25 Canum Venaticorum

25 Canum Venaticorum