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 (click to change), Sirius is difficult to observe as it will appear no higher than 9° above the horizon. It is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 05:04 (EDT) – 1 hour and 19 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 9° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:04.

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 lightyears [1]
Proper motion (speed):1339.4 mas/yr [1]
Proper motion (pos ang):204.1°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):1.45

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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