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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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Muliphein - γ Canis Majoris (gamma Canis Majoris)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:54 | Tran: 14:30 | Set: 19:06
Altitude: 20.8°   Azimuth: 159.8°   Direction: South-South-East

Muliphein, also designated as γ Canis Majoris (gamma Canis Majoris), is a bright giant star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Canis Major.

Muliphein visual magnitude is 4.12. Because of its moderate brightness, Muliphein is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Muliphein

Finder chart Muliphein - γ Canis Majoris (gamma Canis Majoris) star
Simplified finder chart for Muliphein - γ Canis Majoris (gamma Canis Majoris).

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:

07h 03m 45s
-15° 37’ 59”
Canis Major
Image of Muliphein - γ Canis Majoris (gamma Canis Majoris) star
DSS2 image of Muliphein. The red arrow shows the motion of Muliphein during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Muliphein

Bright giant

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.

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

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.

123.30 pc
401.97 ly
32 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of Muliphein

γ Canis Majoris
(gamma Canis Majoris)
23 Canis Majoris

Visibility of Muliphein from your location

Today's Muliphein - γ Canis Majoris (gamma Canis Majoris) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.6°
Max altitude: 22.9°
Azimuth: 254.4°