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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNu2 Canis Majoris
Flamsteed Number7 Canis Majoris
ConstellationCanis Major
Right Ascension6h 37m 32s
Declination-194° 16' 24"
Distance64 light years
20 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.0
Absolute: +1.1
Spectral ClassK1.5IIIFe Orange Giant
Optimum VisibilityJanuary
NotesA giant orange star some five times the Sun's diameter, Nu2 Canis Majoris is known to have at least one planet in orbit around it. This planetary companion, designated Nu2 Canis Majoris b, is a gas giant about twice the mass of Jupiter, orbiting Nu2 Canis Majoris at nearly twice Earth's distance from the Sun.


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