The object was found in the following catalogues:
  1. The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Preliminary Version)

  2. SKY2000 - Master Star Catalog

  3. Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog

catalogues and names Canopus, a Car, HR 2326, HD 45348, SAO 234480, FK5: 245
other names Suhel, Suhail
constellation Carina

data from The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Preliminary Version) (Hoffleit+, 1991)

note (category: star names): CANOPUS; Suhel; Suhail.

object is infrared source (NASA merged infrared catalogue, Schmitz et al., 1978)

position, motion, parallax:

position (J2000) RA: 6h 23min 57,1sec DEC: -52 41' 45''
position (J1900) RA: 6h 21min 43,9sec DEC: -52 38' 27''
proper motion (J2000) RA: 0,022 arcsec/a DEC: 0,021 arcsec/a
radial velocity 21 km/s
rotational velocity 0 km/s (uncertain) (variable)
trigonometric parallax 0,028 arcsec


visual magnitude -0,72
(V on UBV Johnson system)

spectral / color information

spectral class F0II
B-V-magnitude 0,15
U-B-magnitude 0,1
R-I-magnitude 0,18
note (category: spectra): Probable magnetic star.

miscellaneous information

note (category: group membership): Red star Pleiades group.
note (category: stellar radii or diameters): Diam. = 0.0061 - 0.0066".

data from SKY2000 - Master Star Catalog (Myers+ 1997)

position, motion, parallax:

position (J2000) RA: 6h 23min 57,119sec DEC: -52 41' 44,5'' 0,06 arcsec source: 15
proper motion (J2000) RA: 0,0024 arcsec/a DEC: 0,021 arcsec/a source: 25
radial velocity 21 km/s source: 25
trigonometric parallax 0,028 0,003 arcsec source: 25
galactic coord. (B1950) longitude: 261,21 latitude: -25,29
GCI unit vector (J2000) X: -0,063223 Y: 0,602741 Z: -0,795428


visual -0,72 (observed) source: 25
photographic -0,6 source: 2

spectral information:

spectral class F0 source: 96
Morgan-Keenan F0II source: 25
B-magnitude -0,57 0,05 B-V-magnitude 0,15
U-magnitude -0,47 0,05 U-B-magnitude 0,1


2 HD and HDE Catalogs
Cannon, A.J., and E.C. Pickering, Harvard Annals, Vols 91-99, 1918-24, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University; Cannon, A.J., Harvard Annals, Vol. 100, 1925-36, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University; and Cannon, A.J., and M. Walton Mayall, Harvard Annals, Vol. 112, 1949, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University
15 FK5, FK5 Extension and FK5 Supplement
Fricke, W., H. Schwan and T. Lederle, "Fifth Fundamental Catalogue (FK5), Part I. The Basic Fundamental Stars," Veroff. Astronomisches Recheninstitut, No. 32, Heidelberg, Germany, 1988, and Fricke, W., H. Schwan, and T.E. Corbin, "Fifth Fundamental Catalogue (FK5), Part II. The FK5 Extension," Veröff. Astronomisches Recheninstitut, No. 33, Heidelberg, Germany, 1991
25 Bright Star Catalogue, 5th edition
Hoffleit, D. and Warren, W.H. Jr., The Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Edition, Version 2, 1994
96 SAO or HD/HDE Catalog
Reference from Value 1 or Reference from Value 2

data from Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog (SAO Staff 1966; USNO, ADC 1990)

position and proper motion:

position (J1950) RA: 6h 22min 50,493sec DEC: -52 40' 3,45'' 0,008 arcsec
position (J2000) RA: 6h 23min 57,183sec DEC: -52 41' 44,44''
proper motion J1950 (FK4) RA: 0,0029 arcsec/a DEC: 0,022 arcsec/a 0,001 arcsec/a in RA
0,002 arcsec/a in DEC
proper motion J2000 (FK5) RA: 0,0034 arcsec/a DEC: 0,021 arcsec/a
source of proper motion data Determined by source catalog


visual -0,9 (accuracy: 2 decimals)
source of visual magnitude data Taken from the "Henry Draper Catalogue".

spectral information:

spectral class F0
source of spectral data Taken from the Henry Draper Catalogue or no spectrum in source catalog.


source catalogue FK4, catalogue number: 245
Durchmusterung CP-52 914
Boss General Catalogue 8302
Henry Draper Catalogue 45348