α Horologii (alpha Horologii)
α Horologii is a giant star in the constellation of Horologium.
α Horologii visual magnitude is 3.86. Because of its moderate brightness, α Horologii should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of α Horologii is 0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.209 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about α Horologii
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of α Horologii
α Horologii is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of α Horologii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of α Horologii in the sky:
Visibility of α Horologii from your location
Distance of α Horologii from the Sun and relative movement
α Horologii is distant 117.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of α Horologii
α Horologii belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where α Horologii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.