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27 Capricorni

27 Capricorni is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Capricornus.

27 Capricorni visual magnitude is 6.25. Because of its reltive faintness, 27 Capricorni 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 27 Capricorni:

6.25
Sub-giant
27 Capricorni is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 18°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 27 Capricorni

27 Capricorni 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 27 Capricorni are provided in the following table:

21h 09m 33s
-20° 33’ 23”
27.71°
-39.23°
Capricornus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 27 Capricorni in the sky:

Finder chart 27 Capricorni star
Simplified finder chart for 27 Capricorni.

Visibility of 27 Capricorni from your location

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

Today's 27 Capricorni rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.6°
Max altitude: 18.0°
Azimuth: 249.4°
27 Capricorni is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 27 Capricorni

The image below is a photograph of 27 Capricorni 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 27 Capricorni is 0.12 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.124 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 27 Capricorni star
DSS2 image of 27 Capricorni. The red arrow shows the motion of 27 Capricorni during the next 1000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.07 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 27 Capricorni from the Sun and relative movement

27 Capricorni is distant 175.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 43 kilometers per second.

53.85 pc
175.55 ly
-43 km/s
0.12 arcsec/year
-0.124 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 27 Capricorni

27 Capricorni belongs to spectral class F1 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

2.59
F1IV
6989K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Capricorni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 27 Capricorni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 27 Capricorni

27 Capricorni
SAO190069
SAO190069