α Antliae (alpha Antliae)
α Antliae is a variable giant star in the constellation of Antlia.
α Antliae visual magnitude is 4.25. Because of its moderate brightness, α Antliae 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 α Antliae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of α Antliae
α Antliae 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 α Antliae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of α Antliae in the sky:
Visibility of α Antliae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of α Antliae
The image below is a photograph of α Antliae 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 α Antliae is -0.075 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of α Antliae from the Sun and relative movement
α Antliae is distant 366.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of α Antliae
α Antliae belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where α Antliae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.