42 Capricorni is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Capricornus.
42 Capricorni visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its reltive faintness, 42 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 42 Capricorni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 42 Capricorni
42 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 42 Capricorni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 42 Capricorni in the sky:
Visibility of 42 Capricorni from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 42 Capricorni
The image below is a photograph of 42 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 42 Capricorni is -0.118 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.307 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 42 Capricorni from the Sun and relative movement
42 Capricorni is distant 106.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 42 Capricorni
42 Capricorni belongs to spectral class G1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 42 Capricorni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
42 Capricorni star system properties
42 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 42 Capricorni double sysyem: