Sirius (Star)

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Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Sirius is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:11 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 23° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:44, 34° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:06, when it sinks to 8° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Sirius
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-CMa
9-CMa
HR 2491
HD 48915
HIP 32349
Position
Constellation:Canis Major
Magnitude:-1.44 (V)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.01
Right Ascension:06h45m09s [1]
Declination:-16°42'47" [1]
Distance:2.6 parsec
8.6 lightyrs [1]
Proper motion (speed):1339.4 mas/yr [1]
Proper motion (pos ang):204.1°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):1.45

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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