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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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δ3 Canis Minoris (delta3 Canis Minoris)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 8:02 | Tran: 14:17 | Set: 20:32
Altitude: 9.5°   Azimuth: 96.5°   Direction: East

δ3 Canis Minoris is a multiple hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Canis Minor.

δ3 Canis Minoris visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its faintness, δ3 Canis Minoris is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ3 Canis Minoris

Finder chart δ3 Canis Minoris (delta3 Canis Minoris) star
Simplified finder chart for δ3 Canis Minoris (delta3 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”
Canis Minor
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);

Key facts about δ3 Canis Minoris


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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:

90 arcsec

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

Alternative designations of δ3 Canis Minoris

δ3 Canis Minoris
(delta3 Canis Minoris)
9 Canis Minoris

Visibility of δ3 Canis Minoris from your location

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

Azimuth: 86.6°
Max altitude: 41.9°
Azimuth: 273.4°