Procyon (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), Procyon is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:20 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:45, 56° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:10, when it sinks to 11° above your western horizon.

Name Procyon
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-CMi
10-CMi
HR 2943
HD 61421
NSV 3672
HIP 37279
Position
Constellation:Canis Minor
Brightness (V):Mag 0.4
Variable
B-V Color (mag):0.43
Right Ascension:07h39m18s
Declination:+05°13'39"
Distance:3.5 parsec
11.4 lightyears
Proper motion (speed):1258.5 mas/yr
Proper motion (pos ang):214.7°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):2.68

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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