Cor Caroli

Stellar classification



  • X -20
  • Y 113
  • Z -10
→ Sol: 115

Object type

  • Variable Star of alpha2 CVn type
  • Star
  • Double or multiple star
  • Blue object
  • Infra-Red source
  • Peculiar Star
  • High proper-motion Star
  • Variable Star
  • X-ray source
simbad:* alf02 CVn


Cor Caroli is the traditional name for the binary star also designated Alpha Canum Venaticorum (α Canum Venaticorum, abbreviated Alpha CVn, α CVn), although the International Astronomical Union now regards the name as only applying to the brightest component. Alpha Canum Venaticorum is the brightest point of light in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici.

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