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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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α Apodis (alpha Apodis)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -46.4°   Azimuth: 165.1°   Direction: South-South-East

α Apodis is a giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Apus.

α Apodis visual magnitude is 3.83. Because of its moderate brightness, α Apodis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of α Apodis

Finder chart α Apodis (alpha Apodis) star
Simplified finder chart for α Apodis (alpha Apodis).

α Apodis is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of α Apodis are provided in the following table:

14h 47m 51s
-79° 02’ 40”
Image of α Apodis (alpha Apodis) star
DSS2 image of α Apodis. The red arrow shows the motion of α Apodis during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about α Apodis


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where α Apodis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Distance of α Apodis from the Sun and relative movement

α Apodis is distant 411.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

126.10 pc
411.10 ly
-1 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of α Apodis

α Apodis
(alpha Apodis)

Visibility of α Apodis from your location

α Apodis (alpha Apodis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom