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δ2 Apodis (delta2 Apodis)

Altitude: -54.8°   Azimuth: 161.9°   Direction: South-South-East

δ2 Apodis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Apus.

δ2 Apodis visual magnitude is 5.27. Because of its reltive faintness, δ2 Apodis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about δ2 Apodis:


δ2 Apodis (delta2 Apodis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -54.8°
Azimuth: 161.9°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of δ2 Apodis

δ2 Apodis is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of δ2 Apodis are provided in the following table:

16h 20m 26s
-78° 40’ 01”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of δ2 Apodis in the sky:

Finder chart δ2 Apodis (delta2 Apodis) star
Simplified finder chart for δ2 Apodis (delta2 Apodis).

Visibility of δ2 Apodis from your location

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

δ2 Apodis (delta2 Apodis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of δ2 Apodis

The image below is a photograph of δ2 Apodis 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 δ2 Apodis is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of δ2 Apodis (delta2 Apodis) star
DSS2 image of δ2 Apodis. The red arrow shows the motion of δ2 Apodis during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of δ2 Apodis from the Sun and relative movement

δ2 Apodis is distant 662.60 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

203.25 pc
662.60 ly
-10 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of δ2 Apodis

δ2 Apodis belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where δ2 Apodis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of δ2 Apodis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

δ2 Apodis star system properties

δ2 Apodis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the δ2 Apodis double sysyem:

102.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of δ2 Apodis

δ2 Apodis
(delta2 Apodis)