Iota Canis Majoris
Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0
|Right ascension||06h 56m 08.2s|
|Declination||−17° 03′ 15″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||+4.36|
|Distance||3100 ± 1900 ly
(940 ± 580 pc)
Iota Canis Majoris is a blue-white B-type bright giant with a mean apparent magnitude of +4.36. It is approximately 3100 light years from Earth. This star has 24.9 times the radius of the Sun. It is classified as a Beta Cephei type variable star and its brightness varies from magnitude +4.36 to +4.40 with a period of 1.92 hours.
- Underhill, A. B. et al. (November 1979), "Effective temperatures, angular diameters, distances and linear radii for 160 O and B stars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 189: 601–605, Bibcode:1979MNRAS.189..601U, doi:10.1093/mnras/189.3.601
- Watson, Christopher (4 January 2010). "Iota Canis Majoris". AAVSO Website. American Association of Variable Star Observers. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
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