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CH Canum Venaticorum, HD114941, HIP64508

CH Canum Venaticorum is a orange to red variable star that can be located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. The description is based on the spectral class. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

CH Canum Venaticorum's Alternative Names

HIP64508 is the reference name for the star in the Hipparcos Star Catalogue. The Id of the star in the Henry Draper catalogue is HD114941.

CH Canum Venaticorum has alternative name(s) :- , CH CVn.

BD number is the number that the star was filed under in the Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung, a star catalogue that was put together by the Bonn Observatory between 1859 to 1903. The star's BD Number is BD+41 2367.

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

Location of CH Canum Venaticorum

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 star is compared to the celestial equator and is expressed in degrees. For CH Canum Venaticorum, the location is 13h 13m 19.80 and +40° 33` 39.4 .

Physical Properties (Colour, Temperature) of CH Canum Venaticorum

CH Canum Venaticorum has a spectral type of K5. This means the star is a orange to red variable star. The star has a B-V Colour Index of 1.54 which means the star's temperature has been calculated using information from Morgans @ Uni.edu at being 3,926 Kelvin.

CH Canum Venaticorum Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

CH Canum Venaticorum has an apparent magnitude of 8.63 which is how bright we see the star from Earth. Apparent Magnitude is also known as Visual Magnitude. Using the supplied Parallax value, you would get an absolute magnitude of 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.

Distance to CH Canum Venaticorum

Using the original Hipparcos data that was released in 1997, the parallax to the star was given as -1.22 which gave the calculated distance to CH Canum Venaticorum as -2673.47 light years away from Earth or -819.67 parsecs. It would take a spaceship travelling at the speed of light, -2673.47 years to get there. We don't have the technology or spaceship that can carry people over that distance yet. CH Canum Venaticorum brightness ranges from a magnitude of 8.749 to a magnitude of 8.643 over its variable period. The smaller the magnitude, the brighter the star. Its variable/pulsating period lasts for 0.1 days (variability).

Source of Information

The source of the information if it has a Hip I.D. is from Simbad, the Hipparcos data library based at the University at Strasbourg, France. Hipparcos was a E.S.A. satellite operation launched in 1989 for four years. The items in red are values that I've calculated so they could well be wrong. Information regarding Metallicity and/or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

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Primary / Proper / Traditional NameCH Canum Venaticorum
Alternative NamesHD 114941, HIP 64508, BD+41 2367, CH CVn
Spectral TypeK5
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeVariable Star
Colour orange to red
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Visual / Apparent Magnitude8.63
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Right Ascension (R.A.)13h 13m 19.80
Declination (Dec.)+40° 33` 39.4
Galactic Latitude75.83 degrees
Galactic Longitude105.72 degrees
Distance from Earth-1.22 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 -2673.47 Light Years
 -819.67 Parsecs
B-V Index1.54
Radial Velocity-2.17 ± 0.30 km/s

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details


Mean Variability Period in Days0.064
Variable Magnitude Range (Brighter - Dimmer)8.643 - 8.749

Estimated Facts


Calculated Effective Temperature3,926 Kelvin

Sources and Links


SIMBAD SourceLink

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