η1 Pictoris (eta1 Pictoris)
η1 Pictoris is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Pictor.
η1 Pictoris visual magnitude is 5.38. Because of its reltive faintness, η1 Pictoris 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 η1 Pictoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η1 Pictoris
η1 Pictoris 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 η1 Pictoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of η1 Pictoris in the sky:
Visibility of η1 Pictoris from your location
η1 Pictoris (eta1 Pictoris) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of η1 Pictoris
The image below is a photograph of η1 Pictoris 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 η1 Pictoris is -0.044 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of η1 Pictoris from the Sun and relative movement
η1 Pictoris is distant 85.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of η1 Pictoris
η1 Pictoris belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where η1 Pictoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
η1 Pictoris star system properties
η1 Pictoris 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 η1 Pictoris double sysyem: