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

Physical Properties (Colour, Radius) 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.

The star has a companion star which is in orbit close by, it has at least the following companions in close orbit, Procyon.

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.

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 Stellar Age, Metallicity or Mass is from the E.U. Exoplanets. The information was obtained as of 12th Feb 2017.

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Procyon B Facts

Alternative Names

Traditional NameProcyon B
Bayer DesignationAlpha Canis Minoris B

Visual Facts

Star Typedwarf star
Right Ascension (R.A.)07h 39m 18.54
Distance from the Sun / Earth11.41 Light Years
Spectral TypeDQZ
Colour(D) White

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts

Companion StarsProcyon

Estimated Facts



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