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Blue Star in Canis Minor
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This blue variable lies a little over 160
light years from the Earth, in the
constellation of Canis Minor, the
A view of Gomeisa, the second brightest star in Canis Minor, the Lesser Dog.
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.
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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