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41 Capricorni

Altitude: 11.2°   Azimuth: 206.5°   Direction: South-South-West

41 Capricorni is a double giant star in the constellation of Capricornus.

41 Capricorni visual magnitude is 5.24. Because of its reltive faintness, 41 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 41 Capricorni is 0.102 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.089 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 41 Capricorni star
DSS2 image of 41 Capricorni. The red arrow shows the motion of 41 Capricorni during the next 1000 years (1.70 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.48 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 41 Capricorni


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

Altitude: 11.2°
Azimuth: 206.5°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 41 Capricorni

41 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 41 Capricorni are provided in the following table:

21h 42m 00s
-23° 15’ 46”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 41 Capricorni in the sky:

Finder chart 41 Capricorni star
Simplified finder chart for 41 Capricorni.

Visibility of 41 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 41 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: 113.3°
Max altitude: 15.3°
Azimuth: 246.7°

Distance of 41 Capricorni from the Sun and relative movement

41 Capricorni is distant 247.34 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.

75.87 pc
247.34 ly
-44 km/s
0.102 arcsec/year
-0.089 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 41 Capricorni

41 Capricorni belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 41 Capricorni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 41 Capricorni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

41 Capricorni star system properties

41 Capricorni is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 41 Capricorni double sysyem:

5.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of 41 Capricorni

41 Capricorni