δ Doradus (delta Doradus)
δ Doradus is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Dorado.
δ Doradus visual magnitude is 4.35. Because of its moderate brightness, δ Doradus should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of δ Doradus is -0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about δ Doradus
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ Doradus
δ Doradus 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 Doradus are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of δ Doradus in the sky:
Visibility of δ Doradus from your location
Distance of δ Doradus from the Sun and relative movement
δ Doradus is distant 145.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of δ Doradus
δ Doradus belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where δ Doradus is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.