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DZ Canis Majoris

DZ Canis Majoris Facts

  • DZ Canis Majoris is a pulsating star that can be located in the constellation of Canis Major. The description is based on the spectral class.
  • DZ Canis Majoris is not part of the constellation outline but is within the borders of the constellation.
  • Based on the spectral type (G0 D~) of the star, the star's colour is yellow .
  • The star is calculated at being about 15385.06 light years away from us. Distance

DZ Canis Majoris's Alternative Names

DZ Canis Majoris has alternative name(s) :- DZ CMa.

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

Location of DZ Canis Majoris

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 DZ Canis Majoris, the location is 07 16 59.3295830214 and -15 18 25.436502497 .

Proper Motion of DZ Canis Majoris

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 1.98 milliarcseconds/year towards the north and -1.02 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 DZ Canis Majoris

DZ Canis Majoris Temperature and Colour

Based on the star's spectral type of G0 D~ , DZ Canis Majoris's colour and type is yellow star. Based on the star's spectral, the stars temperature is between 5,200.00 and 6,000.00 degrees kelvin.

Distance to DZ Canis Majoris

The Parallax of the star is given as 0.21200 which gives a calculated distance to DZ Canis Majoris of 15385.06 light years from the Earth or 4716.98 parsecs. It is about 90,443,004,083,952,231 miles from Earth.

The star is roughly 972,940,186.23 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 DZ Canis Majoris

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 A38073614,018,311,242.07
Speed of Sound (Mach 1)767.26913,447,014,116.51
Concorde (Mach 2)1,534.546,723,498,295.36
New Horizons Probe33,000312,650,820.43
Speed of Light670,616,629.0015,385.06

Variable Type of DZ Canis Majoris

The star is a pulsating Delta Cepheid variable type which means that its size changes over time. The Variable Type is usually named after the first star of that type to be spotted.

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Visual Facts

Primary / Proper / Traditional NameDZ Canis Majoris
Alternative NamesDZ CMa
Spectral TypeG0 D~
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemNo / Unknown
Star TypeStar
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCanis Major
Right Ascension (R.A.)07 16 59.3295830214
Declination (Dec.)-15 18 25.436502497
Distance from Earth0.21200 Parallax (milliarcseconds)
 15385.06 Light Years
 4716.98 Parsecs
 972,940,186.23 Astronomical Units
Proper Motion Dec.1.98100 milliarcseconds/year
Proper Motion RA.-1.02400 milliarcseconds/year

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

Variable Star Details

Variable Star ClassPulsating
Variable Star TypeDelta Cepheid

Estimated Calculated Facts

Calculated Temperature Range5,200.00 - 6,000.00

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