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ε Telescopii (epsilon Telescopii)

ε Telescopii is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Telescopium.

ε Telescopii visual magnitude is 4.53. Because of its moderate brightness, ε Telescopii 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 Telescopii:

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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ε Telescopii

ε Telescopii 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 Telescopii are provided in the following table:

18h 11m 13s
-45° 57’ 15”

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

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

Visibility of ε Telescopii from your location

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

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

Digitized Sky Survey image of ε Telescopii

The image below is a photograph of ε Telescopii 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 Telescopii is -0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ε Telescopii (epsilon Telescopii) star
DSS2 image of ε Telescopii. The red arrow shows the motion of ε Telescopii during the next 10000 years (-2.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ε Telescopii from the Sun and relative movement

ε Telescopii is distant 408.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

125.31 pc
408.52 ly
-26 km/s
-0.017 arcsec/year
-0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ε Telescopii

ε Telescopii belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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

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

ε Telescopii star system properties

ε Telescopii is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ε Telescopii double sysyem:

21.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of ε Telescopii

ε Telescopii
(epsilon Telescopii)