Star Sirius

Binary star Sirius is located 8.7 light years away from the Sun. It is a star system with 2 stars, from which the bigger one has 206 % of solar mass. For now, there are no known exoplanets in this system.

Sun distance: 8.7 light years.
(Position of this star is derived from Gaia mission data.)
Sirius A
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White-Blue star
spectral class A0mA1 Va

2.063 solar masses
1.711 solar radii
temperature icontemperature 9882 °K (9609 °C)
time icon0.24 bilion years old star
luminosity icon25.4 solar luminosity
(No known exoplanets yet)
Sirius B
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White dwarf
spectral class DA1.9

1.018 solar masses
0.0084 solar radii
temperature icontemperature 26083 °K (25810 °C)
time icon0.228 bilion years old star
luminosity icon0.056 solar luminosity
(No known exoplanets yet)
Other designations of this star
Dog Star, Aschere, Canicula, Al Shira, Sothis, Alhabor, Mrgavyadha, Lubdhaka, Tenrōsei, α Canis Majoris (α CMa), 9 Canis Majoris (9 CMa), HD 48915, HR 2491, BD−16°1591, GJ 244, LHS 219, ADS 5423, LTT 2638, HIP 32349, alf CMa, Gaia EDR3 2947050466531873024
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