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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:52  ☀️ Transit: 12:04  🌅 Sunset: 18:18

36 Capricorni

36 Capricorni is a giant star in the constellation of Capricornus.

36 Capricorni visual magnitude is 4.51. Because of its moderate brightness, 36 Capricorni should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 36 Capricorni:

36 Capricorni is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Capricorni

36 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 36 Capricorni are provided in the following table:

21h 28m 43s
-21° 48’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 36 Capricorni in the sky:

Finder chart 36 Capricorni star
Simplified finder chart for 36 Capricorni.

Visibility of 36 Capricorni from your location

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

Today's 36 Capricorni rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.8°
Max altitude: 16.7°
Azimuth: 248.2°
36 Capricorni is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 36 Capricorni

The image below is a photograph of 36 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 36 Capricorni is 0.138 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 36 Capricorni star
DSS2 image of 36 Capricorni. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Capricorni during the next 1000 years (2.30 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.10 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 36 Capricorni from the Sun and relative movement

36 Capricorni is distant 179.32 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

55.01 pc
179.32 ly
-22 km/s
0.138 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Capricorni

36 Capricorni belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 36 Capricorni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 36 Capricorni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 36 Capricorni

36 Capricorni