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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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ε Columbae (epsilon Columbae)

Altitude: -17.4°   Azimuth: 125.7°   Direction: South-East

ε Columbae is a giant star in the constellation of Columba.

ε Columbae visual magnitude is 3.87. Because of its moderate brightness, ε Columbae should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ε Columbae is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ε Columbae (epsilon Columbae) star
DSS2 image of ε Columbae. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Columbae during the next 10000 years (3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ε Columbae


ε Columbae (epsilon Columbae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -17.4°
Azimuth: 125.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Columbae

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

05h 31m 12s
-35° 28’ 14”

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

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

Visibility of ε Columbae from your location

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

Today's ε Columbae (epsilon Columbae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 125.5°
Max altitude: 3.0°
Azimuth: 234.5°

Distance of ε Columbae from the Sun and relative movement

ε Columbae is distant 276.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

84.96 pc
276.98 ly
-5 km/s
0.022 arcsec/year
-0.035 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ε Columbae

ε Columbae belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ε Columbae

ε Columbae
(epsilon Columbae)