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This blue variable lies some 170 light years from the Earth, in the constellation of Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog.

Illustration of Gomeisa

A view of Gomeisa, the second brightest star in Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog.

Location of Gomeisa

Gomeisa lies on the fringe of the Milky Way in the constellation of Canis Minor. Close by, the Sun's near neighbour Procyon can be seen.

Relative Galactic Position of Gomeisa

The galactic position and direction of Gomeisa relative to Earth's Sun. Note that, at this extreme scale, the two stars are effectively in the same place.

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