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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationEpsilon Canis Minoris
Flamsteed Number2 Canis Minoris
HR (BSC)2828
ConstellationCanis Minor
Right Ascension7h 25m 39s
Declination+9° 16' 34"
Distance817 light years
251 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.98
Absolute: -2.01
Spectral ClassG6II yellow bright giant
Optimum VisibilityJanuary / February
NotesA fifth-magnitude bright giant star that lies some five degrees northwestward of bright Procyon in the sky. Epsilon Canis Minoris is in fact much more luminous than Procyon, but also more than seventy times farther from the Sun, and so appears faint as viewed from Earth.

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