Isis, Mirza, Gamma Canis Majoris, 23 Canis Majoris
|A blue star lying a little to the east of brilliant Sirius in the constellation of Canis Major, the Greater Dog. In the sky, Muliphein appears much fainter than its famous neighbour, but this effect is due to the fact that it is more than forty times further away. If both stars lay at the same distance from Earth, Muliphein would outshine even Sirius in the sky.
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