12 Canis Majoris

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12 Canis Majoris
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Canis Major
Right ascension 06h47m01.5s
Declination −21°00′56″
Apparent magnitude (V) +6.07
Distance 668 ± 99 ly
(205 ± 30 pc)
Spectral type B7IIIn
Other designations
HK Canis Majoris, HR 2509, HD 49333, BD−20°1576, HIP 32504, SAO 172318, GC 8884

12 Canis Majoris is a star in the constellation Canis Major.

12 Canis Majoris is a blue-white B-type giant with a mean apparent magnitude of +6.07. It is approximately 668 light years from Earth, it is classified as an Alpha2 Canum Venaticorum type variable star and its brightness varies from magnitude +6.06 to +6.09 with a period of 2.18 days.