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Cervantes - μ Arae (mu Arae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -33.18°   Az: 226.60°   Direction: South-West

Cervantes, also designated as μ Arae (mu Arae), is a sub-giant star of spectral class G3 in the constellation of Ara.

Cervantes visual magnitude is 5.15. Because of its faintness, Cervantes is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Cervantes is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of Cervantes - μ Arae (mu Arae) star
DSS2 image of Cervantes. The red arrow shows the motion of Cervantes during the next 1000 years (-0.23 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.23 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


17h 46m 05s
-51° 50’ 34”
05h 19m 18s
23h 05m 24s


17h 44m 08s
-51° 50’ 03”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart Cervantes - μ Arae (mu Arae) star
Simplified finder chart for Cervantes - μ Arae (mu Arae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Cervantes is distant 49.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

15.28 pc
49.80 ly
-9 km/s
-0.014 arcsec/y
-0.194 "/y

Alternative Designations

μ Arae
(mu Arae)

Visibility from Your Location

Cervantes - μ Arae (mu Arae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK