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ε Circini (epsilon Circini)

ε Circini is a giant star in the constellation of Circinus.

ε Circini visual magnitude is 4.86. Because of its moderate brightness, ε Circini should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about ε Circini:

4.86
Giant
ε Circini (epsilon Circini) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Circini

ε Circini is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ε Circini are provided in the following table:

15h 17m 38s
-63° 36’ 38”
318.35°
-5.2°
Circinus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ε Circini in the sky:

Finder chart ε Circini (epsilon Circini) star
Simplified finder chart for ε Circini (epsilon Circini).

Visibility of ε Circini from your location

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

ε Circini (epsilon Circini) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of ε Circini

The image below is a photograph of ε Circini 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 ε Circini is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ε Circini (epsilon Circini) star
DSS2 image of ε Circini. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Circini during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ε Circini from the Sun and relative movement

ε Circini is distant 373.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

114.42 pc
373.00 ly
-5 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ε Circini

ε Circini belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.43
K2III
4213K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ε Circini is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of ε Circini

ε Circini
(epsilon Circini)
SAO253088
SAO253088