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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Dabih - β Capricorni (beta Capricorni)

Altitude: 22.6°   Azimuth: 165.5°   Direction: South-South-East

Dabih, also designated as β Capricorni (beta Capricorni), is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Capricornus.

Dabih visual magnitude is 3.08. Because of its moderate brightness, Dabih 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 proper motion of Dabih is 0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Dabih - β Capricorni (beta Capricorni) star
DSS2 image of Dabih. The red arrow shows the motion of Dabih during the next 10000 years (7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Dabih


Dabih - β Capricorni (beta Capricorni) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 22.6°
Azimuth: 165.5°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Dabih

Dabih is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Dabih are provided in the following table:

20h 21m 00s
-14° 46’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Dabih in the sky:

Finder chart Dabih - β Capricorni (beta Capricorni) star
Simplified finder chart for Dabih - β Capricorni (beta Capricorni).

Visibility of Dabih from your location

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

Today's Dabih - β Capricorni (beta Capricorni) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.8°
Max altitude: 23.7°
Azimuth: 255.2°

Distance of Dabih from the Sun and relative movement

Dabih is distant 343.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

105.49 pc
343.88 ly
-19 km/s
0.042 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Dabih

Dabih belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Dabih star system properties

Dabih is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Dabih double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of Dabih

β Capricorni
(beta Capricorni)
9 Capricorni