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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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Wezen - δ Canis Majoris (delta Canis Majoris)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 8:30 | Tran: 11:54 | Set: 15:19
Alt: -21.79°   Az: 254.48°   Direction: West-South-West

Wezen, also designated as δ Canis Majoris (delta Canis Majoris), is a variable supergiant star of spectral class F8 in the constellation of Canis Major.

Wezen visual magnitude is 1.84, making it the 35th brightest star in the sky. Because of its brightness, Wezen is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Image of Wezen - δ Canis Majoris (delta Canis Majoris) star
DSS2 image of Wezen. The red arrow shows the motion of Wezen during the next 100000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

07h 09m 23s
-26° 26’ 01”
06h 09m 25s
13h 18m 49s

J2000

07h 08m 23s
-26° 23’ 35”

Galactic Coordinates

238.42°
-8.27°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Wezen - δ Canis Majoris (delta Canis Majoris) star
Simplified finder chart for Wezen - δ Canis Majoris (delta Canis Majoris).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

1.84
Supergiant

-6.86
F8I
5671K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where Wezen is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Wezen is distant 1,791.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 34 kilometers per second.

549.45
1,791.21
34 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/y
0.004"/y

Alternative Designations

Wezen
δ Canis Majoris
(delta Canis Majoris)
25 Canis Majoris
SAO173047
SAO173047

Visibility from Your Location

Today's Wezen - δ Canis Majoris (delta Canis Majoris) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.4°
Max altitude: 12.1°
Azimuth: 243.6°