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δ3 Canis Minoris (delta3 Canis Minoris)

δ3 Canis Minoris is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Canis Minor.

δ3 Canis Minoris visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its reltive faintness, δ3 Canis Minoris 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 δ3 Canis Minoris:

5.81
Hypergiant
δ3 Canis Minoris (delta3 Canis Minoris) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 34°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ3 Canis Minoris

δ3 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 δ3 Canis Minoris are provided in the following table:

07h 34m 15s
+03° 22’ 17”
214.81°
11.06°
Canis Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of δ3 Canis Minoris in the sky:

Finder chart δ3 Canis Minoris (delta3 Canis Minoris) star
Simplified finder chart for δ3 Canis Minoris (delta3 Canis Minoris).

Visibility of δ3 Canis Minoris from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's δ3 Canis Minoris (delta3 Canis Minoris) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 86.6°
Max altitude: 41.9°
Azimuth: 273.4°
δ3 Canis Minoris (delta3 Canis Minoris) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of δ3 Canis Minoris

The image below is a photograph of δ3 Canis Minoris 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 δ3 Canis Minoris is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of δ3 Canis Minoris (delta3 Canis Minoris) star
DSS2 image of δ3 Canis Minoris. The red arrow shows the motion of δ3 Canis Minoris during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of δ3 Canis Minoris from the Sun and relative movement

δ3 Canis Minoris is distant 676.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

207.47 pc
676.35 ly
34 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of δ3 Canis Minoris

δ3 Canis Minoris belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.

-0.77
A0V
10382K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where δ3 Canis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of δ3 Canis Minoris. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

δ3 Canis Minoris star system properties

δ3 Canis Minoris is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the δ3 Canis Minoris double sysyem:

5.81
11.01
5.2
90 arcsec

Alternative designations of δ3 Canis Minoris

δ3 Canis Minoris
(delta3 Canis Minoris)
9 Canis Minoris
SAO115644
SAO115644