η2 Pictoris (eta2 Pictoris)
η2 Pictoris is a variable giant star in the constellation of Pictor.
η2 Pictoris visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, η2 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 η2 Pictoris:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of η2 Pictoris
η2 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 η2 Pictoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of η2 Pictoris in the sky:
Visibility of η2 Pictoris from your location
η2 Pictoris (eta2 Pictoris) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of η2 Pictoris
The image below is a photograph of η2 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 η2 Pictoris is 0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of η2 Pictoris from the Sun and relative movement
η2 Pictoris is distant 473.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of η2 Pictoris
η2 Pictoris belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where η2 Pictoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.