2 Comae Berenices
2 Comae Berenices is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
2 Comae Berenices visual magnitude is 5.87. Because of its reltive faintness, 2 Comae Berenices should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 2 Comae Berenices:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 2 Comae Berenices
2 Comae Berenices is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 2 Comae Berenices are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 2 Comae Berenices in the sky:
Visibility of 2 Comae Berenices from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 2 Comae Berenices rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 2 Comae Berenices
The image below is a photograph of 2 Comae Berenices from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 2 Comae Berenices is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 2 Comae Berenices from the Sun and relative movement
2 Comae Berenices is distant 358.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 2 Comae Berenices
2 Comae Berenices belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 2 Comae Berenices is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
2 Comae Berenices star system properties
2 Comae Berenices is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 2 Comae Berenices double sysyem: