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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
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27 Canis Majoris

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:25 | Tran: 12:50 | Set: 16:15
Altitude: 1.1°   Azimuth: 222.5°   Direction: South-West

27 Canis Majoris is a variable giant star of spectral class B3 in the constellation of Canis Major.

27 Canis Majoris visual magnitude is 4.66. Because of its moderate brightness, 27 Canis Majoris is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 27 Canis Majoris

Finder chart 27 Canis Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 27 Canis Majoris.

27 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 27 Canis Majoris are provided in the following table:

07h 14m 15s
-26° 21’ 08”
238.97°
-7.07°
Canis Major
Image of 27 Canis Majoris star
DSS2 image of 27 Canis Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 27 Canis Majoris during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 27 Canis Majoris

4.66
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-3.76
B3III
13348K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Canis Majoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 27 Canis Majoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 27 Canis Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

27 Canis Majoris is distant 1,574.88 light years from the Sun

483.09 pc
1,574.88 ly
-0.009 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 27 Canis Majoris

27 Canis Majoris
SAO173264
SAO173264

Visibility of 27 Canis Majoris from your location

Today's 27 Canis Majoris rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.4°
Max altitude: 12.2°
Azimuth: 243.6°