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Proper NameNone
Bayer DesignationNu2 Canis Majoris
Flamsteed Number7 Canis Majoris
HR (BSC)2429
ConstellationCanis Major
Right Ascension6h 36m 41s
Declination-19° 15' 21"
Distance64 light years
20 parsecs
MagnitudeApparent: +4.0
Absolute: +1.1
Spectral ClassK1.5IIIFe orange giant
Planets in this systemNu2 Canis Majoris b (7 Canis Majoris b), gas 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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