Deneb Algedi - δ Capricorni (delta Capricorni)
Deneb Algedi, also designated as δ Capricorni (delta Capricorni), is a variable and multiple star in the constellation of Capricornus.
Deneb Algedi visual magnitude is 2.87. Thanks to its high brightness, Deneb Algedi is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Deneb Algedi:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Deneb Algedi
Deneb Algedi 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 Deneb Algedi are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Deneb Algedi in the sky:
Visibility of Deneb Algedi from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Deneb Algedi - δ Capricorni (delta Capricorni) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Deneb Algedi
The image below is a photograph of Deneb Algedi 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 Deneb Algedi is 0.263 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.297 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Deneb Algedi from the Sun and relative movement
Deneb Algedi is distant 38.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Deneb Algedi
Deneb Algedi belongs to spectral class A Deneb Algedi is also a so called metallic star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Deneb Algedi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Deneb Algedi star system properties
Deneb Algedi 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 Deneb Algedi double sysyem: