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BG Canis Minoris

BG Canis Minoris Facts

  • BG Canis Minoris is a star that can be located in the constellation of Canis Minor. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • BG Canis Minoris is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • The star is calculated at being about 3237.67 light years away from us. Distance

BG Canis Minoris's Alternative Names

BG Canis Minoris has alternative name(s) :- BG CMi.

More details on objects' alternative names can be found at Star Names .

Location of BG Canis Minoris

The location of the star in the night sky 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 along the celestial equator. If the R.A. is positive then its eastwards. The Declination is how far north or south the object is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For BG Canis Minoris, the location is 07 31 29.0080158732 and +09 56 23.029183793 .

Radial Velocity and Proper Motion of BG Canis Minoris

Proper Motion

All stars like planets orbit round a central spot, in the case of planets, its the central star such as the Sun. In the case of a star, its the galactic centre. The constellations that we see today will be different than they were 50,000 years ago or 50,000 years from now. Proper Motion details the movements of these stars and are measured in milliarcseconds. The star is moving 3.45 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -13.72 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon.

Radial Velocity

The Radial Velocity, that is the speed at which the star is moving away/towards the Sun is 55.00000 km/s . When the value is negative then the star and the Sun are getting closer to one another, likewise, a positive number means that two stars are moving away. Its nothing to fear as the stars are so far apart, they won't collide in our life-time, if ever.

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Additional BG Canis Minoris Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameBG Canis Minoris
Alternative NamesBG CMi
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star Type Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCanis Minor
Right Ascension (R.A.)07 31 29.0080158732
Declination (Dec.)+09 56 23.029183793
Distance from Earth1.00740 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 3237.67 Light Years
 992.65 Parsecs
 204,747,333.22 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.3.44600 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-13.71500 milliarcseconds/year
Radial Velocity55.00000 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


Sourcehttp://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=bg%20canis%20minoris

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