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Procyon B (Companion Star) Facts

Procyon B Facts

Procyon B's Alternative Names

(Alpha Canis Minoris B) is the Bayer Classification for the star. The Bayer Classification was created by Johann Bayer in 1603. The brightest star in the constellation is normally given the Alpha designation, there are exceptions such as Pollux which is Beta Geminorum.

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

Physical Properties (Colour) of Procyon B

Procyon B Colour and Temperature

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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Additional Procyon B Facts and Figures

Visual Facts


Primary / Proper / Traditional NameProcyon B
Alternative NamesAlpha Canis Minoris B
Spectral TypeDQZ
Constellation's Main StarNo
Multiple Star SystemYes
Star TypeDwarf Star
ColourWhite
GalaxyMilky Way
ConstellationCanis Minor
Right Ascension (R.A.)07h 39m 18.54
Distance from the Sun / Earth11.41 Light Years
Associated / Clustered StarsProcyon

Companions (Multi-Star and Exoplanets) Facts


Exoplanet CountNone/Unaware

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