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TimezoneEurope/London
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Transit: 13:06 
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ε2 Arae (epsilon2 Arae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -71.90°   Az: 107.38°   Direction: East-South-East

ε2 Arae is a double main-sequence star of spectral class F6 in the constellation of Ara.

ε2 Arae visual magnitude is 5.29. Because of its faintness, ε2 Arae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of ε2 Arae (epsilon2 Arae) star
DSS2 image of ε2 Arae. The red arrow shows the motion of ε2 Arae during the next 1000 years (-0.05 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.40 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

17h 05m 06s
-53° 16’ 11”
13h 58m 51s
07h 03m 58s

J2000

17h 03m 08s
-53° 14’ 12”

Galactic Coordinates

335.41°
-7.06°

Finder Chart

Finder chart ε2 Arae (epsilon2 Arae) star
Simplified finder chart for ε2 Arae (epsilon2 Arae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.29
Main-sequence

3.19
F6V
6481K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ε2 Arae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ε2 Arae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

ε2 Arae 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 ε2 Arae double sysyem:

5.29
12.89
7.6
25 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ε2 Arae is distant 85.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

26.34
85.86
7 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/y
-0.144"/y

Alternative Designations

ε2 Arae
(epsilon2 Arae)
SAO244388
SAO244388

Visibility from Your Location

ε2 Arae (epsilon2 Arae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK