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δ2 Canis Minoris (delta2 Canis Minoris)

Altitude: 32.3°   Azimuth: 133.3°   Direction: South-East

δ2 Canis Minoris is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

δ2 Canis Minoris visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its reltive faintness, δ2 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 δ2 Canis Minoris is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of δ2 Canis Minoris (delta2 Canis Minoris) star
DSS2 image of δ2 Canis Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of δ2 Canis Minoris during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about δ2 Canis Minoris


δ2 Canis Minoris (delta2 Canis Minoris) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 32.3°
Azimuth: 133.3°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ2 Canis Minoris

δ2 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 δ2 Canis Minoris are provided in the following table:

07h 33m 11s
+03° 17’ 25”
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of δ2 Canis Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart δ2 Canis Minoris (delta2 Canis Minoris) star
Simplified finder chart for δ2 Canis Minoris (delta2 Canis Minoris).

Visibility of δ2 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 δ2 Canis Minoris (delta2 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: 86.7°
Max altitude: 41.8°
Azimuth: 273.3°

Distance of δ2 Canis Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

δ2 Canis Minoris is distant 139.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

42.66 pc
139.08 ly
1 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of δ2 Canis Minoris

δ2 Canis Minoris belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where δ2 Canis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of δ2 Canis Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of δ2 Canis Minoris

δ2 Canis Minoris
(delta2 Canis Minoris)
8 Canis Minoris