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Procyon B, Alpha Canis Minoris B

Procyon B (Alpha Canis Minoris B) is a white dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of CanisMinor. The star can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

Procyon B's Alternative Names

Alpha Canis Minoris B is the Bayer Classification for the star.

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

Physical Properties (Colour) of Procyon B

Procyon B has a spectral type of DQZ. This means the star is a white dwarf star. Procyon B lies at a distance of 11.41 light years away from our Sun and our planet Earth or to put it another way, 3.50 parsecs away from the Sun.

Procyon B Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes

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 Procyon B

Procyon B is an estimated 11.41 light years from our Solar System (Earth and Sun). It would take a spaceship 11.41 years travelling at the speed of light to get there. We don't have a space ship that can travel that distance or at that speed yet.

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Procyon B Facts

Visual Facts

Alternative NamesAlpha Canis Minoris B
Star TypeDwarf Star
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCanis Minor
Right Ascension (R.A.)07h 39m 18.54
Distance from the Sun / Earth11.41 Light Years
Spectral TypeDQZ
Associated / Clustered StarsProcyon
Colour(D) White

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