α Comae Berenices (alpha Comae Berenices)
α Comae Berenices is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
α Comae Berenices visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its reltive faintness, α Comae Berenices should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about α Comae Berenices:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of α Comae Berenices
α Comae Berenices 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 α Comae Berenices are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of α Comae Berenices in the sky:
Visibility of α Comae Berenices from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of α Comae Berenices
The image below is a photograph of α Comae Berenices 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 Comae Berenices is -0.43 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.136 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of α Comae Berenices from the Sun and relative movement
α Comae Berenices is distant 46.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of α Comae Berenices
α Comae Berenices belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where α Comae Berenices is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
α Comae Berenices star system properties
α Comae Berenices is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the α Comae Berenices double sysyem: