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γ Circini (gamma Circini)

γ Circini is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Circinus.

γ Circini visual magnitude is 4.51. Because of its moderate brightness, γ Circini 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 γ Circini:

γ Circini (gamma Circini) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ Circini

γ Circini 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 γ Circini are provided in the following table:

15h 23m 22s
-59° 19’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ Circini in the sky:

Finder chart γ Circini (gamma Circini) star
Simplified finder chart for γ Circini (gamma Circini).

Visibility of γ Circini from your location

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

γ Circini (gamma Circini) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of γ Circini

The image below is a photograph of γ Circini 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 γ Circini is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.038 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of γ Circini (gamma Circini) star
DSS2 image of γ Circini. The red arrow shows the motion of γ Circini during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of γ Circini from the Sun and relative movement

γ Circini is distant 509.38 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

156.25 pc
509.38 ly
-17 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.038 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of γ Circini

γ Circini belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where γ Circini is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

γ Circini star system properties

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

0.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of γ Circini

γ Circini
(gamma Circini)