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β Comae Berenices (beta Comae Berenices)

β Comae Berenices is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Coma Berenices.

β Comae Berenices visual magnitude is 4.26. Because of its moderate brightness, β Comae Berenices 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 β Comae Berenices:

4.26
Main-sequence
β Comae Berenices (beta Comae Berenices) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of β Comae Berenices

β Comae Berenices is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of β Comae Berenices are provided in the following table:

13h 11m 52s
+27° 52’ 41”
43.33°
85.4°
Coma Berenices

The simplified sky map below shows the position of β Comae Berenices in the sky:

Finder chart β Comae Berenices (beta Comae Berenices) star
Simplified finder chart for β Comae Berenices (beta Comae Berenices).

Visibility of β Comae Berenices from your location

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

Today's β Comae Berenices (beta Comae Berenices) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.1°
Max altitude: 66.4°
Azimuth: 297.9°
β Comae Berenices (beta Comae Berenices) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of β Comae Berenices

The image below is a photograph of β 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 β Comae Berenices is -0.801 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.882 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of β Comae Berenices (beta Comae Berenices) star
DSS2 image of β Comae Berenices. The red arrow shows the motion of β Comae Berenices during the next 1000 years (-13.35 arcmin in Right Ascension and 14.70 arcmin in declination);

Distance of β Comae Berenices from the Sun and relative movement

β Comae Berenices is distant 29.85 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

9.15 pc
29.85 ly
6 km/s
-0.801 arcsec/year
0.882 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of β Comae Berenices

β Comae Berenices belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

4.45
F9V
6088K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where β Comae Berenices is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of β Comae Berenices. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

β Comae Berenices star system properties

β Comae Berenices is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the β Comae Berenices double sysyem:

4.26
10.06
5.8
90.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of β Comae Berenices

β Comae Berenices
(beta Comae Berenices)
43 Comae Berenices
SAO82706
SAO82706