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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of δ3 Canis Minoris in the sky:
Visibility of δ3 Canis Minoris from your location
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.
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.
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.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where δ3 Canis Minoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: