Theta Canis Majoris
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Epoch J2000.0 Equinox J2000.0 (ICRS)
|Right ascension||06h 54m 11.4s|
|Declination||−12° 02′ 19″|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||4.08|
|Spectral type||K4 III|
|Absolute magnitude (MV)||−0.36|
θ Canis Majoris is an orange K-type giant with an apparent magnitude of +4.08 located approximately 252 light years from Earth. This star is about the same mass as the Sun, but it has 30 times the Sun's radius and is thought to be around 8 billion years old.
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