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α Apodis (alpha Apodis)

Altitude: -44.2°   Azimuth: 192.2°   Direction: South-South-West

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

α Apodis visual magnitude is 3.83. Because of its moderate brightness, α Apodis 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 Apodis:


α Apodis (alpha Apodis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -44.2°
Azimuth: 192.2°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of α 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of α Apodis in the sky:

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

Visibility of α Apodis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Digitized Sky Survey image of α Apodis

The image below is a photograph of α Apodis 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 Apodis 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.

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);

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

Spectral properties of α Apodis

α Apodis belongs to spectral class K3 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

Alternative designations of α Apodis

α Apodis
(alpha Apodis)