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δ Columbae (delta Columbae)

Altitude: 1.6°   Azimuth: 203.1°   Direction: South-South-West

δ Columbae is a bright giant star in the constellation of Columba.

δ Columbae visual magnitude is 3.85. Because of its moderate brightness, δ Columbae 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 δ Columbae:

Bright giant

δ Columbae (delta Columbae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.6°
Azimuth: 203.1°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ Columbae

δ Columbae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of δ Columbae are provided in the following table:

06h 22m 06s
-33° 26’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of δ Columbae in the sky:

Finder chart δ Columbae (delta Columbae) star
Simplified finder chart for δ Columbae (delta Columbae).

Visibility of δ Columbae 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 δ Columbae (delta Columbae) 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: 123.4°
Max altitude: 5.1°
Azimuth: 236.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of δ Columbae

The image below is a photograph of δ Columbae 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 δ Columbae is -0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.055 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of δ Columbae (delta Columbae) star
DSS2 image of δ Columbae. The red arrow shows the motion of δ Columbae during the next 10000 years (-4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of δ Columbae from the Sun and relative movement

δ Columbae is distant 237.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

72.73 pc
237.09 ly
-3 km/s
-0.024 arcsec/year
-0.055 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of δ Columbae

δ Columbae belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of δ Columbae

δ Columbae
(delta Columbae)