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25 Serpentis

25 Serpentis is a giant star in the constellation of Serpens.

25 Serpentis visual magnitude is 5.4. Because of its reltive faintness, 25 Serpentis 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 25 Serpentis:

25 Serpentis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 11°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 25 Serpentis

25 Serpentis 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 25 Serpentis are provided in the following table:

15h 46m 05s
-01° 48’ 15”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 25 Serpentis in the sky:

Finder chart 25 Serpentis star
Simplified finder chart for 25 Serpentis.

Visibility of 25 Serpentis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 25 Serpentis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.8°
Max altitude: 36.7°
Azimuth: 268.2°
25 Serpentis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 25 Serpentis

The image below is a photograph of 25 Serpentis 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 25 Serpentis is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 25 Serpentis star
DSS2 image of 25 Serpentis. The red arrow shows the motion of 25 Serpentis during the next 10000 years (-4.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 25 Serpentis from the Sun and relative movement

25 Serpentis is distant 408.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

125.16 pc
408.01 ly
-12 km/s
-0.027 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 25 Serpentis

25 Serpentis belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 25 Serpentis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 25 Serpentis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 25 Serpentis

25 Serpentis