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27 Capricorni

Altitude: 12.0°   Azimuth: 212.6°   Direction: South-South-West

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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);

Key facts about 27 Capricorni


27 Capricorni is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 12.0°
Azimuth: 212.6°
Direction: South-South-West

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”

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 edit_location_alt
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 edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.6°
Max altitude: 18.0°
Azimuth: 249.4°

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.


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