Muliphein - γ Canis Majoris (gamma Canis Majoris)
Muliphein, also designated as γ Canis Majoris (gamma Canis Majoris), is a bright giant star in the constellation of Canis Major.
Muliphein visual magnitude is 4.12. Because of its moderate brightness, Muliphein should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Muliphein:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Muliphein
Muliphein 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 Muliphein are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Muliphein in the sky:
Visibility of Muliphein from your location
Today's Muliphein - γ Canis Majoris (gamma Canis Majoris) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Muliphein
The image below is a photograph of Muliphein 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 Muliphein is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Muliphein from the Sun and relative movement
Muliphein is distant 401.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Muliphein
Muliphein belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Muliphein is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.