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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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δ Orionis (delta Orionis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 6:34 | Tran: 12:31 | Set: 18:27
Altitude: -0.7°   Azimuth: 270.4°   Direction: West

δ Orionis is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Orion.

δ Orionis visual magnitude is 6.85. Because of its faintness, δ Orionis is not visible to the naked eye.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ Orionis

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

δ Orionis 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 δ Orionis are provided in the following table:

05h 32m 00s
-00° 17’ 03”
Image of δ Orionis (delta Orionis) star
DSS2 image of δ Orionis. The red arrow shows the motion of δ Orionis during the next 100000 years (15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about δ Orionis


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


δ Orionis star system properties

δ Orionis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the δ Orionis double sysyem:

51.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of δ Orionis

δ Orionis
(delta Orionis)

Visibility of δ Orionis from your location

Today's δ Orionis (delta Orionis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.3°
Max altitude: 38.2°
Azimuth: 269.7°