Aspidiske - ι Carinae (iota Carinae)
Aspidiske, also designated as ι Carinae (iota Carinae), is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Carina.
Aspidiske visual magnitude is 2.25, making it the 70th brightest star in the sky. Thanks to its high brightness, Aspidiske is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Aspidiske:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Aspidiske
Aspidiske is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Aspidiske are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Aspidiske in the sky:
Visibility of Aspidiske from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Aspidiske - ι Carinae (iota Carinae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of Aspidiske
The image below is a photograph of Aspidiske 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 Aspidiske is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Aspidiske from the Sun and relative movement
Aspidiske is distant 692.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Aspidiske
Aspidiske belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Aspidiske is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.