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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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γ Columbae (gamma Columbae)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 11:04 | Tran: 12:52 | Set: 14:41
Altitude: -2.0°   Azimuth: 152.1°   Direction: South-South-East

γ Columbae is a double sub-giant star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Columba.

γ Columbae visual magnitude is 4.36. Because of its moderate brightness, γ Columbae is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ Columbae

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

γ Columbae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of γ Columbae are provided in the following table:

05h 57m 32s
-35° 16’ 59”
Image of γ Columbae (gamma Columbae) star
DSS2 image of γ Columbae. The red arrow shows the motion of γ Columbae during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 15.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about γ Columbae


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

γ Columbae star system properties

γ Columbae 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 γ Columbae double sysyem:

33.8 arcsec

Distance of γ Columbae from the Sun and relative movement

γ Columbae is distant 853.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

261.78 pc
853.40 ly
24 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of γ Columbae

γ Columbae
(gamma Columbae)

Visibility of γ Columbae from your location

Today's γ Columbae (gamma Columbae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 125.3°
Max altitude: 3.2°
Azimuth: 234.7°