Procyon (Star)

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Image of Procyon
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 not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 9° above the horizon at dawn.

Name Procyon
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-CMi
10-CMi
HR 2943
HD 61421
NSV 3672
HIP 37279
Position
Constellation:Canis Minor
Magnitude:
Variable
0.40 (V)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.43
Right Ascension:07h39m18s [1]
Declination:+05°13'39" [1]
Distance:3.5 parsec
11.4 lightyears [1]
Proper motion (speed):1258.5 mas/yr [1]
Proper motion (pos ang):214.7°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):2.68

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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