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The fifth-magnitude white star 11 Canis Minoris lies northward and a little eastward from bright Procyon, towards the point where its home constellation of Canis Minor intersects with Gemini to the north and Cancer to the east. This is a single star with no known companion objects, a little over three hundred light years from the Solar System.

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11 Canis Minoris is approximately twice, or perhaps three times, the Sun's mass and diameter, and is significantly hotter, producing more than sixty times as much energy as the Sun. This is a white main sequence star, or perhaps a subgiant according to some sources, that rotates unusually rapidly on its axis. There are indications that it may be slightly variable, though the details of this variability are still to be determined.


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