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7 Canum Venaticorum

Altitude: 14.7°   Azimuth: 346.1°   Direction: North-North-West

7 Canum Venaticorum is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Canes Venatici.

7 Canum Venaticorum visual magnitude is 6.21. Because of its reltive faintness, 7 Canum Venaticorum 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 7 Canum Venaticorum:


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

Altitude: 14.7°
Azimuth: 346.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 7 Canum Venaticorum

7 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 7 Canum Venaticorum are provided in the following table:

12h 30m 02s
+51° 32’ 08”
Canes Venatici

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 7 Canum Venaticorum in the sky:

Finder chart 7 Canum Venaticorum star
Simplified finder chart for 7 Canum Venaticorum.

Visibility of 7 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

7 Canum Venaticorum is circumpolar and transits at 07:18 UTC (altitude: 89.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 7 Canum Venaticorum

The image below is a photograph of 7 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 7 Canum Venaticorum is -0.289 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 7 Canum Venaticorum star
DSS2 image of 7 Canum Venaticorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 7 Canum Venaticorum during the next 1000 years (-4.82 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.40 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 7 Canum Venaticorum from the Sun and relative movement

7 Canum Venaticorum is distant 147.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

45.15 pc
147.18 ly
19 km/s
-0.289 arcsec/year
0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 7 Canum Venaticorum

7 Canum Venaticorum belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 7 Canum Venaticorum is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 7 Canum Venaticorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

7 Canum Venaticorum star system properties

7 Canum Venaticorum is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 7 Canum Venaticorum double sysyem:

229 arcsec

Alternative designations of 7 Canum Venaticorum

7 Canum Venaticorum