43 Serpentis is a double giant star in the constellation of Serpens.
43 Serpentis visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, 43 Serpentis 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 Serpentis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 43 Serpentis
43 Serpentis 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 43 Serpentis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 43 Serpentis in the sky:
Visibility of 43 Serpentis from your location
Today's 43 Serpentis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 43 Serpentis
The image below is a photograph of 43 Serpentis 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 Serpentis is -0.041 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 43 Serpentis from the Sun and relative movement
43 Serpentis is distant 389.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 43 Serpentis
43 Serpentis 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 43 Serpentis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
43 Serpentis star system properties
43 Serpentis 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 43 Serpentis double sysyem: