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β Volantis (beta Volantis)

β Volantis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Volans.

β Volantis visual magnitude is 3.77. Because of its moderate brightness, β Volantis 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 Volantis:

3.77
Giant
β Volantis (beta Volantis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of β Volantis

β Volantis 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 β Volantis are provided in the following table:

08h 25m 44s
-66° 08’ 12”
280.26°
-15.84°
Volans

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

Finder chart β Volantis (beta Volantis) star
Simplified finder chart for β Volantis (beta Volantis).

Visibility of β Volantis from your location

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

β Volantis (beta Volantis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of β Volantis

The image below is a photograph of β Volantis 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 Volantis is -0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.155 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of β Volantis (beta Volantis) star
DSS2 image of β Volantis. The red arrow shows the motion of β Volantis during the next 1000 years (-0.60 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.58 arcmin in declination);

Distance of β Volantis from the Sun and relative movement

β Volantis is distant 107.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

33.10 pc
107.91 ly
27 km/s
-0.036 arcsec/year
-0.155 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of β Volantis

β Volantis belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.17
K1III
4451K

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

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

Alternative designations of β Volantis

β Volantis
(beta Volantis)
SAO250228
SAO250228