• Constellation: Canes Venatici
  • Right Ascension: 12h 45m 07.826s
  • Declination: +45° 26′ 24.93″
  • Distance: 760 - 1000 ly
  • Apparent Magnitude: +4.86 - +7.32

Also know as its popular name La Superba, a giant red star, and one of the reddish known with a B-V index of 2.54. A carbon in the star's outer shell absorbs blue light giving its distinctive reddish light. Primary has a 160 day cycle in its magnitude variations. The star is in its final stages of its evolution and is expected to expel its outer layers in the future, and form a planetary nebula before shrinking down to become a slowly cooling white dwarf.

  • Telescope: GSO RC10
  • Camera: ZWO 2600 MM