ε Equulei (epsilon Equulei)
ε Equulei is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Equuleus.
ε Equulei visual magnitude is 5.23. Because of its reltive faintness, ε Equulei 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 ε Equulei:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Equulei
ε Equulei 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 ε Equulei are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ε Equulei in the sky:
Visibility of ε Equulei from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of ε Equulei
The image below is a photograph of ε Equulei 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 Equulei is -0.109 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.148 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ε Equulei from the Sun and relative movement
ε Equulei is distant 196.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ε Equulei
ε Equulei belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ε Equulei is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
ε Equulei star system properties
ε Equulei is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ε Equulei double sysyem: