26 Canis Majoris

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26 Canis Majoris
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Canis Major
Right ascension 07h12m12.2s
Declination −25°56′33″
Apparent magnitude (V) +5.91
Distance 718 ± 97 ly
(220 ± 30 pc)
Spectral type B2V
Other designations
MM Canis Majoris, HR 2718, HD 55522, CD−25°4191, HIP 34798, SAO 173193, GC 9545

26 Canis Majoris is a star in the constellation Canis Major.

26 Canis Majoris is a blue-white B-type main sequence dwarf with a mean apparent magnitude of +5.91. It is approximately 718 light years from Earth. It is classified as a long-period pulsating B-type variable star and its brightness varies from magnitude +5.84 to +5.87.