ε Columbae (epsilon Columbae)
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.
Key facts about ε Columbae
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ε Columbae in the sky:
Visibility of ε Columbae from your location
Today's ε Columbae (epsilon Columbae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.