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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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δ1 Canis Minoris (delta1 Canis Minoris)

Altitude: -26.7°   Azimuth: 46.1°   Direction: North-East

δ1 Canis Minoris is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

δ1 Canis Minoris visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its reltive faintness, δ1 Canis Minoris should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of δ1 Canis Minoris is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of δ1 Canis Minoris (delta1 Canis Minoris) star
DSS2 image of δ1 Canis Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of δ1 Canis Minoris during the next 100000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about δ1 Canis Minoris

5.25
Hypergiant

δ1 Canis Minoris (delta1 Canis Minoris) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -26.7°
Azimuth: 46.1°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ1 Canis Minoris

δ1 Canis Minoris is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of δ1 Canis Minoris are provided in the following table:

07h 32m 05s
+01° 54’ 51”
215.88°
9.92°
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of δ1 Canis Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart δ1 Canis Minoris (delta1 Canis Minoris) star
Simplified finder chart for δ1 Canis Minoris (delta1 Canis Minoris).

Visibility of δ1 Canis Minoris 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 δ1 Canis Minoris (delta1 Canis Minoris) 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: 88.1°
Max altitude: 40.4°
Azimuth: 271.9°

Distance of δ1 Canis Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

δ1 Canis Minoris is distant 787.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

241.55 pc
787.44 ly
29 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of δ1 Canis Minoris

δ1 Canis Minoris belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-1.66
F0III
8011K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where δ1 Canis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of δ1 Canis Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of δ1 Canis Minoris

δ1 Canis Minoris
(delta1 Canis Minoris)
7 Canis Minoris
SAO115581
SAO115581