48 Librae is a variable giant star in the constellation of Libra.
48 Librae visual magnitude is 4.88. Because of its moderate brightness, 48 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 48 Librae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 48 Librae
48 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 48 Librae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 48 Librae in the sky:
Visibility of 48 Librae from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 48 Librae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 48 Librae
The image below is a photograph of 48 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 48 Librae is -0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 48 Librae from the Sun and relative movement
48 Librae is distant 512.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 48 Librae
48 Librae belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 48 Librae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.