Procyon B (Alpha Canis Minoris B) is a white dwarf star that can be located in the constellation of Canis Minor. The description is based on the spectral class.
(Alpha Canis Minoris B) is the Bayer Classification for the star.
More details on star alternative names can be found at Star Names .
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.
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.
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.
|Primary / Proper / Traditional Name||Procyon B|
|Alternative Names||Alpha Canis Minoris B|
|Multiple Star System||Yes|
|Star Type||Dwarf Star|
|Right Ascension (R.A.)||07h 39m 18.54|
|Distance from the Sun / Earth||11.41 Light Years|
|Associated / Clustered Stars||Procyon|
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