43 Ophiuchi is a giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
43 Ophiuchi visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its reltive faintness, 43 Ophiuchi 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 43 Ophiuchi:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 43 Ophiuchi
43 Ophiuchi is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 43 Ophiuchi are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 43 Ophiuchi in the sky:
Visibility of 43 Ophiuchi from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 43 Ophiuchi
The image below is a photograph of 43 Ophiuchi 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 43 Ophiuchi is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 43 Ophiuchi from the Sun and relative movement
43 Ophiuchi is distant 599.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 43 Ophiuchi
43 Ophiuchi belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 43 Ophiuchi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.