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Procyon Information


Other Names:

  • Elgomaisa
  • Algomeysa
  • Antecanis
  • Alpha Canis Minoris
  • HR 2943
  • HD 61421


  • Right Ascension: 07 39 18.1
  • Declination: +05 13 30
  • Apparent Magnitude: 0.38
  • Absolute Magnitude: 2.6
  • Distance: 11.4 LY
  • Spectral Type: F5IV-V


Procyon Information:

Procyon is the eighth brightest star night sky. It is a yellow-white star and at 11.4 light years, one of the closer stars to Earth. Its name is from the Greek meaning before the dog, i.e., before the Dog Star, Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. It is a visual binary star. Procyon is in the constellation Canis Minor.

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