Diadem - α Comae Berenices (alpha Comae Berenices)
Diadem, also designated as α Comae Berenices (alpha Comae Berenices), is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Coma Berenices.
Diadem visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its reltive faintness, Diadem 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 Diadem:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Diadem
Diadem 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 Diadem are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Diadem in the sky:
Visibility of Diadem from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Diadem - α Comae Berenices (alpha Comae Berenices) 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 Diadem
The image below is a photograph of Diadem 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 Diadem is -0.431 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.136 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Diadem from the Sun and relative movement
Diadem is distant 46.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Diadem
Diadem belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Diadem is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Diadem star system properties
Diadem 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 Diadem double sysyem: