42 Librae is a giant star in the constellation of Libra.
42 Librae visual magnitude is 4.96. Because of its moderate brightness, 42 Librae 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 42 Librae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 42 Librae
42 Librae 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 Librae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 42 Librae in the sky:
Visibility of 42 Librae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 42 Librae
The image below is a photograph of 42 Librae 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 Librae is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 42 Librae from the Sun and relative movement
42 Librae is distant 381.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 42 Librae
42 Librae belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 42 Librae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.