γ Horologii (gamma Horologii)
γ Horologii is a double giant star in the constellation of Horologium.
γ Horologii visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, γ Horologii 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 γ Horologii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ Horologii
γ Horologii 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 Horologii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ Horologii in the sky:
Visibility of γ Horologii from your location
γ Horologii (gamma Horologii) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of γ Horologii
The image below is a photograph of γ Horologii 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 Horologii is 0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of γ Horologii from the Sun and relative movement
γ Horologii is distant 178.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of γ Horologii
γ Horologii belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where γ Horologii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
γ Horologii star system properties
γ Horologii 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 Horologii double sysyem: