Zeta Canis Minoris

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Zeta Canis Minoris
Zeta canis minoris diagram.png
Star map of the 25 brightest stars in Canis Minor. Zeta Canis Minoris is circled.
Observation data
Epoch J2000      Equinox J2000
Constellation Canis Minor
Right ascension 07h 51m 41.98835s[1]
Declination +01° 46′ 00.7395″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 5.03[2]
Spectral type B8II[2]
U−B color index -0.48[3]
B−V color index -0.13[3]
Radial velocity (Rv) 32.3[2] km/s
Proper motion (μ) RA: -14.43[1] mas/yr
Dec.: -2.40[1] mas/yr
Parallax (π) 5.23 ± 0.36[1] mas
Distance 620 ± 40 ly
(190 ± 10 pc)
Absolute magnitude (MV) -1.27
Other designations
ζ CMi, 13 CMi, BD+02° 1808, HD 63975, HIP 38373, SAO 116043, HR 3059, GC 10622
Database references

Zeta Canis Minoris (ζ CMi, ζ Canis Minoris) is a star in the constellation Canis Minor.

ζ Canis Minoris is a blue-white B-type bright giant with an apparent magnitude of +5.13. It is approximately 420 light years from Earth.