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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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ε Microscopii (epsilon Microscopii)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 1:32 | Tran: 4:02 | Set: 6:33
Altitude: -16.8°   Azimuth: 239.1°   Direction: West-South-West

ε Microscopii is a main-sequence star of spectral class A1 in the constellation of Microscopium.

ε Microscopii visual magnitude is 4.71. Because of its moderate brightness, ε Microscopii is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Microscopii

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

ε Microscopii 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 Microscopii are provided in the following table:

21h 17m 56s
-32° 10’ 20”
Image of ε Microscopii (epsilon Microscopii) star
DSS2 image of ε Microscopii. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Microscopii during the next 10000 years (9.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ε Microscopii


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Distance of ε Microscopii from the Sun and relative movement

ε Microscopii is distant 164.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

50.61 pc
164.98 ly
-1 km/s
0.058 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ε Microscopii

ε Microscopii
(epsilon Microscopii)

Visibility of ε Microscopii from your location

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

Azimuth: 122.2°
Max altitude: 6.3°
Azimuth: 237.8°