14 Canis Minoris is an orange to red giant star that can be located in the constellation of CanisMinor. HIP is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD. 14 Canis Minoris has alternative name(s), 14 Canis Minoris.
The location of the star in the galaxy is determined by the Right Ascension (R.A.) and Declination (Dec.), these are equivalent to the Longitude and Latitude on the Earth. The Right Ascension is how far expressed in time (hh:mm:ss) the star is from celestial equator. The Declination is how up or down compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For 14 Canis Minoris, the location is 07h 58m 20.75 and +02 d 13 ` 28.3 .
14 Canis Minoris has a spectral type of K0III. This means the star is (K) orange to red coloured (III) giant. 14 Canis Minoris lies at a distance of 264.53 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 80.94 parsecs away from the Sun.
14 Canis Minoris has an apparent magnitude of 5.30 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. 14 Canis Minoris has an absolute magnitude of 0.75 which is the apparent magnitude of an object if it were 32.6 light years away or 10 parsecs from Earth. Magnitude, whether it be apparent/visual or absolute magnitude is measured by a number, the smaller the number, the brighter the Star is. Our own Sun is the brightest star and therefore has the lowest of all magnitudes, -26.74. A faint star will have a high number. The stars temperature has been calculated at between 3700 and 5200 based on the Class Type and lookup at Wikipedia-Stellar Classification
|Traditional Name||14 Canis Minoris|
|Alternative Name(s)||14 Canis Minoris|
|Hipparcos Library I.D.||38962|
|Henry Draper Designation||65345|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||07h 58m 20.75|
|Declination (Dec.)||+02 d 13 ` 28.3|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||264.53 Light Years|
|Colour||(K) orange to red|
|Star Type||(III) giant.|
|Variable Star Class||Constant, non-variable|
|Calculated Temperature Range||3,700.00 - 5,200.00|