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46 Capricorni

Altitude: -32.6°   Azimuth: 300.2°   Direction: West-North-West

46 Capricorni is a bright giant star in the constellation of Capricornus.

46 Capricorni visual magnitude is 5.09. Because of its reltive faintness, 46 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 46 Capricorni is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 46 Capricorni star
DSS2 image of 46 Capricorni. The red arrow shows the motion of 46 Capricorni during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 46 Capricorni

Bright giant

46 Capricorni is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -32.6°
Azimuth: 300.2°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 46 Capricorni

46 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 46 Capricorni are provided in the following table:

21h 45m 00s
-09° 04’ 56”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 46 Capricorni in the sky:

Finder chart 46 Capricorni star
Simplified finder chart for 46 Capricorni.

Visibility of 46 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 46 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: 99.1°
Max altitude: 29.4°
Azimuth: 260.9°

Distance of 46 Capricorni from the Sun and relative movement

46 Capricorni is distant 799.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

245.10 pc
799.02 ly
-5 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 46 Capricorni

46 Capricorni belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 46 Capricorni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 46 Capricorni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 46 Capricorni

46 Capricorni