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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of β Comae Berenices in the sky:
Visibility of β Comae Berenices from your location
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.
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.
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.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where β Comae Berenices is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: