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Nu2 Canis Majoris

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Nu2 Canis Majoris (ν2 Canis Majoris) is a single star in the southern constellation of Canis Major. [1]

23 relations: Apparent magnitude, Canis Major, Chinese astronomy, Chinese constellations, Constellation, Giant star, Light-year, Minute and second of arc, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Nu2 Canis Majoris b, Omicron1 Canis Majoris, Orbital eccentricity, Orbital period, Pi Canis Majoris, Pinyin, Radial velocity, Sirius, Star, Stellar classification, Stellar parallax, Sun, The Astrophysical Journal, Well (Chinese constellation).

Apparent magnitude

The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a number that is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth.

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Canis Major

Canis Major is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere.

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Chinese astronomy

Astronomy in China has a long history, beginning from the Shang Dynasty (Chinese Bronze Age).

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Chinese constellations

Traditional Chinese astronomy has a system of dividing the celestial sphere into asterisms or constellations, known as "officials" (Chinese xīng guān).

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Constellation

A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.

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Giant star

A giant star is a star with substantially larger radius and luminosity than a main-sequence (or dwarf) star of the same surface temperature.

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Light-year

The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.

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Minute and second of arc

A minute of arc, arcminute (arcmin), arc minute, or minute arc is a unit of angular measurement equal to of one degree.

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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering research in astronomy and astrophysics.

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Nu2 Canis Majoris b

Nu2 Canis Majoris b, (7 CMa b) is a water cloud jovian extrasolar planet orbiting the star Nu2 Canis Majoris, approximately 64.71lys away in the constellation of Canis Major.

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Omicron1 Canis Majoris

Omicron1 Canis Majoris (ο1 CMa, ο1 Canis Majoris) is a red supergiant star in the constellation Canis Major.

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Orbital eccentricity

The orbital eccentricity of an astronomical object is a parameter that determines the amount by which its orbit around another body deviates from a perfect circle.

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Orbital period

The orbital period is the time a given astronomical object takes to complete one orbit around another object, and applies in astronomy usually to planets or asteroids orbiting the Sun, moons orbiting planets, exoplanets orbiting other stars, or binary stars.

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Pi Canis Majoris

Pi Canis Majoris (π Canis Majoris) is a binary star system in the southern constellation of Canis Major.

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Pinyin

Hanyu Pinyin Romanization, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan.

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Radial velocity

The radial velocity of an object with respect to a given point is the rate of change of the distance between the object and the point.

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Sirius

Sirius (a romanization of Greek Σείριος, Seirios,."glowing" or "scorching") is a star system and the brightest star in the Earth's night sky.

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Star

A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity.

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Stellar classification

In astronomy, stellar classification is the classification of stars based on their spectral characteristics.

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Stellar parallax

Stellar parallax is the apparent shift of position of any nearby star (or other object) against the background of distant objects.

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Sun

The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.

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The Astrophysical Journal

The Astrophysical Journal, often abbreviated ApJ (pronounced "ap jay") in references and speech, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of astrophysics and astronomy, established in 1895 by American astronomers George Ellery Hale and James Edward Keeler.

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Well (Chinese constellation)

The Well mansion (井宿, pinyin: Jǐng Xiù; Japanese: chichiri-boshi) is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations.

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7 CMa, 7 CMa b, 7 Canis Majoris, N2 Canis Majoris, Nu² Canis Majoris, Ν² Canis Majoris.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nu2_Canis_Majoris

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