DSS image of Sirius
Overlaid DSS image of Sirius, 60' x 60' with north at top and west to the right

Aladin viewer for the region around Sirius
Aʻa, Alpha Canis Majoris, α CMa, 9 CMa
BD-16 1591, HD 48915, HR 2491, WDS J06451-1643, SAO 151881, HIP 32349

Type  Star
Magnitude  -1.46
Right Ascension  6h 45' 8.9"  (2000)
Declination  16° 42' 58" S
Constellation  Canis Major
Description  Dist. 8.709 ly
Classification  A0mA1Va
Observing Notes

Andrew Cooper
Feb 24, 2020    Waikoloa, HI (map)
20cm f/6 Newtonian, Cave Astrola @ 307x
Seeing: 7 Transparency: 7 Moon: 0%

Overwhelmingly brilliant, blue-white, dazzling light the drowns everything else in the field, attempted to see Sirius B without success using the 4mm and 307x, currently at about 10" should be possible with better seeing
Other Data Sources for Sirius
Nearby objects for Sirius

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