Canopus (Star)

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Image of Canopus
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 30 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Canopus is not observable because it lies so far south that it never rises above the horizon.

Name Canopus
Object Type Star
Other Names
α-Car
HR 2326
HD 45348
HIP 30438
TYC 8534-2277-1
Position
Constellation:Carina
Brightness (V):Mag -0.6
B-V Color (mag):0.17
Right Ascension:06h23m57s
Declination:-52°41'44"
Distance:86.2 parsec
281.0 lightyears
Proper motion (speed):33.4 mas/yr
Proper motion (pos ang):31.6°
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.31

Ashburn

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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