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5 Canum Venaticorum

Altitude: 67.3°   Azimuth: 75.2°   Direction: East-North-East

5 Canum Venaticorum is a variable giant star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

5 Canum Venaticorum visual magnitude is 4.8. Because of its moderate brightness, 5 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 5 Canum Venaticorum:


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

Altitude: 67.3°
Azimuth: 75.2°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 5 Canum Venaticorum

5 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 5 Canum Venaticorum are provided in the following table:

12h 24m 01s
+51° 33’ 43”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 5 Canum Venaticorum in the sky:

Finder chart 5 Canum Venaticorum star
Simplified finder chart for 5 Canum Venaticorum.

Visibility of 5 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

5 Canum Venaticorum is circumpolar and transits at 19:24 UTC (altitude: 89.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 5 Canum Venaticorum

The image below is a photograph of 5 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 5 Canum Venaticorum is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 5 Canum Venaticorum star
DSS2 image of 5 Canum Venaticorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 5 Canum Venaticorum during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 5 Canum Venaticorum from the Sun and relative movement

5 Canum Venaticorum is distant 392.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

120.48 pc
392.77 ly
-12 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 5 Canum Venaticorum

5 Canum Venaticorum belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 5 Canum Venaticorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 5 Canum Venaticorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 5 Canum Venaticorum

5 Canum Venaticorum