Lambda Canis Majoris

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λ Canis Majoris
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Canis Major
Right ascension 06h 28m 10.1s
Declination −32° 34′ 48″
Apparent magnitude (V) +4.47
Distance 406 ± 29 ly
(125 ± 9 pc)
Spectral type B4V
Other designations
HR 2361, HD 45813, CD −32° 3066, HIP 30788, SAO 196857, GC 8410

Lambda Canis Majoris (λ CMa, λ Canis Majoris) is a star in the constellation Canis Major. This star, along with ζ CMa, γ Col, δ Col, θ Col, κ Col, λ Col, μ Col and ξ Col, were Al Ḳurūd (ألقرد - al-qird), the Apes.[1]

λ Canis Majoris is a blue-white B-type main sequence dwarf with an apparent magnitude of +4.47. It is approximately 423 light years from Earth.[2]


  1. ^ Davis Jr., G. A. (October 1944). "The Pronunciations, Derivations, and Meanings of a Selected List of Star Names". Popular Astronomy 18: 14. Bibcode:1944PA.....52....8D. 
  2. ^ "Lambda Canis Majoris - Star". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg. Retrieved 2 March 2014.