Alpha1 Canum Venaticorum


Distance (Light Years) 110 ± 4
Apparent Magnitude 2.89
Color (B-V)0.34

Description of the Star

Alpha1 Canum Venaticorum is a yellowish F0V main sequence star. The spectral type implies an effective temperature of 7400 K, a diameter 1.3 times that of the sun, and 1.7 times the mass. The star is 5.6 times the luminosity of the sun.

Other Designations For This Star


12 Canum Venaticorum

Hipparcos Identifier (HIP Number)

Harvard Revised (HR Number)


Henry Draper Catalog (HD Number)


Bonner Durchmusterung (BD Number)

BD+39 2580
Smithsonian Astrophysical
Observatory compendium (SAO Number)

Fundamental Katalog (FK5 Number)



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Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Physics, Astronomy, and Engineering Science,
St. Cloud State University,St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

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