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DE Canes Venatici (White Dwarf) Facts

DE Canes Venatici Facts

  • DE Canes Venatici is a dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Canes Venatici. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • DE Canes Venatici is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (DA+M3V D) of the star, the star's colour is white.
  • The star is calculated at being about 99.64 light years away from us. Distance

DE Canes Venatici's Alternative Names

DE Canes Venatici has alternative name(s) :- DE CVn.

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

Location of DE Canes Venatici

The location of the dwarf 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 DE Canes Venatici, the location is 13 26 53.2714916743 and +45 32 46.687036035 .

Proper Motion of DE Canes Venatici

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 -175.83 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -202.46 milliarcseconds/year east if we saw them in the horizon. . 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.

Physical Properties of DE Canes Venatici

DE Canes Venatici Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of DA+M3V D , DE Canes Venatici's colour and type is white dwarf star.

Distance to DE Canes Venatici

The Parallax of the star is given as 32.73380 which gives a calculated distance to DE Canes Venatici of 99.64 light years from the Earth or 30.55 parsecs. It is about 585,746,232,184,015 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 6,301,345.92 Astronomical Units from the Earth/Sun give or take a few. An Astronomical Unit is the distance between Earth and the Sun. The number of A.U. is the number of times that the star is from the Earth compared to the Sun.

Travel Time to DE Canes Venatici

The time it will take to travel to this star is dependent on how fast you are going. U.G. has done some calculations as to how long it will take going at differing speeds. A note about the calculations, when I'm talking about years, I'm talking non-leap years only (365 days).

The New Horizons space probe is the fastest probe that we've sent into space at the time of writing. Its primary mission was to visit Pluto which at the time of launch (2006), Pluto was still a planet.

DescriptionSpeed (m.p.h.)Time (years)
Airbus A38073690,788,370.81
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26987,088,414.77
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.5443,544,150.63
New Horizons Probe33,0002,024,855.79
Speed of Light670,616,629.0099.64

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Additional DE Canes Venatici Facts and Figures

Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameDE Canes Venatici
Alternative NamesDE CVn
Spectral TypeDA+M3V D
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeDwarf Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCanes Venatici
Right Ascension (R.A.)13 26 53.2714916743
Declination (Dec.)+45 32 46.687036035
Distance from Earth32.73380 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 99.64 Light Years
 30.55 Parsecs
 6,301,345.92 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.-175.82700 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-202.46400 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Sources and Links


List of Extrasolar Planets orbiting DE Canes Venatici

NameStatusMass (Jupiters)Orbital Period (Days)EccentricityDiscoveredSemi-Major AxisPeriastron
DE CVn bConfirmed11.04098.1000.020185.75

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