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η Volantis (eta Volantis)

η Volantis is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Volans.

η Volantis visual magnitude is 5.29. Because of its reltive faintness, η Volantis 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 η Volantis:

η Volantis (eta Volantis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η Volantis

η Volantis 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 η Volantis are provided in the following table:

08h 22m 04s
-73° 24’ 00”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of η Volantis in the sky:

Finder chart η Volantis (eta Volantis) star
Simplified finder chart for η Volantis (eta Volantis).

Visibility of η Volantis from your location

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

η Volantis (eta Volantis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of η Volantis

The image below is a photograph of η Volantis 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 η Volantis is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of η Volantis (eta Volantis) star
DSS2 image of η Volantis. The red arrow shows the motion of η Volantis during the next 10000 years (-5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of η Volantis from the Sun and relative movement

η Volantis is distant 355.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

109.17 pc
355.90 ly
20 km/s
-0.034 arcsec/year
0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of η Volantis

η Volantis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where η Volantis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

η Volantis star system properties

η Volantis 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 η Volantis double sysyem:

42.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of η Volantis

η Volantis
(eta Volantis)