6 Canis Minoris

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6 Canis Minoris
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Canis Minor
Right ascension 07h29m47.8s
Declination +12°00′24″
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.55
Distance 560 ± 76 ly
(172 ± 23 pc)
Spectral type K1+IIIBa0.4
Other designations
HR 2864, HD 59294, BD+12°1567, FK5 1193, HIP 36425, SAO 96952, GC 10024

6 Canis Minoris is a star in the constellation Canis Minor.

6 Canis Minoris is an orange K-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +4.55. It is approximately 560 light years from Earth. It has four times the mass of the Sun.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gondoin, P. (December 1999), "Evolution of X-ray activity and rotation on G-K giants", Astronomy and Astrophysics 352: 217–227, Bibcode:1999A&A...352..217G