Alshat - ν Capricorni (nu Capricorni)
Alshat, also designated as ν Capricorni (nu Capricorni), is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Capricornus.
Alshat visual magnitude is 4.76. Because of its moderate brightness, Alshat 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 Alshat:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Alshat
Alshat 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 Alshat are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Alshat in the sky:
Visibility of Alshat from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Alshat
The image below is a photograph of Alshat 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 Alshat is 0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Alshat from the Sun and relative movement
Alshat is distant 272.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Alshat
Alshat belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Alshat is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Alshat star system properties
Alshat 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 Alshat double sysyem: