Algorab - δ Corvi (delta Corvi)
Algorab, also designated as δ Corvi (delta Corvi), is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Corvus.
Algorab visual magnitude is 2.95. Thanks to its high brightness, Algorab is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Algorab:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Algorab
Algorab 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 Algorab are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Algorab in the sky:
Visibility of Algorab from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Algorab
The image below is a photograph of Algorab 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 Algorab is -0.21 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.138 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Algorab from the Sun and relative movement
Algorab is distant 87.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Algorab
Algorab belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Algorab is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Algorab star system properties
Algorab is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Algorab double sysyem: