26 Canis Majoris
26 Canis Majoris is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Major.
26 Canis Majoris visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 Canis Majoris 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 26 Canis Majoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Canis Majoris
26 Canis Majoris is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 26 Canis Majoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Canis Majoris in the sky:
Visibility of 26 Canis Majoris from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 26 Canis Majoris rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Canis Majoris
The image below is a photograph of 26 Canis Majoris 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 26 Canis Majoris is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 26 Canis Majoris from the Sun and relative movement
26 Canis Majoris is distant 718.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 26 Canis Majoris
26 Canis Majoris belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Canis Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.