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32 Boötis

Altitude: -2.4°   Azimuth: 67.8°   Direction: East-North-East

32 Boötis is a giant star in the constellation of Boötes.

32 Boötis visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, 32 Boötis 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 32 Boötis is -0.157 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.114 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 32 Boötis star
DSS2 image of 32 Boötis. The red arrow shows the motion of 32 Boötis during the next 1000 years (-2.62 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.90 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 32 Boötis


32 Boötis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.4°
Azimuth: 67.8°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 32 Boötis

32 Boötis 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 32 Boötis are provided in the following table:

14h 41m 43s
+11° 39’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 32 Boötis in the sky:

Finder chart 32 Boötis star
Simplified finder chart for 32 Boötis.

Visibility of 32 Boötis 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 32 Boötis 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: 78.3°
Max altitude: 50.2°
Azimuth: 281.7°

Distance of 32 Boötis from the Sun and relative movement

32 Boötis is distant 385.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

118.20 pc
385.34 ly
-23 km/s
-0.157 arcsec/year
-0.114 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 32 Boötis

32 Boötis belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 32 Boötis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 32 Boötis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 32 Boötis