β Trianguli (beta Trianguli)
β Trianguli is a giant star in the constellation of Triangulum.
β Trianguli visual magnitude is 3. Thanks to its high brightness, β Trianguli 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 β Trianguli:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of β Trianguli
β Trianguli 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 Trianguli are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of β Trianguli in the sky:
Visibility of β Trianguli from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of β Trianguli
The image below is a photograph of β Trianguli 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 Trianguli is 0.15 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of β Trianguli from the Sun and relative movement
β Trianguli is distant 124.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of β Trianguli
β Trianguli belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where β Trianguli is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.