R Canis Majoris

Stellar classification



  • X 108
  • Y -2
  • Z -88
→ Sol: 139

Object type

  • Eclipsing binary of Algol type
  • Star
  • Variable Star of delta Sct type
  • Infra-Red source
  • High proper-motion Star
  • Spectroscopic binary
  • UV-emission source
  • Variable Star
  • X-ray source
simbad:V* R CMa


R Canis Majoris is an eclipsing interacting binary star system in the constellation Canis Major. It varies from magnitude 5.7 to 6.34. The system is unusual in the low ratio between the main two components and shortness of the orbital period.

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