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γ Trianguli (gamma Trianguli)

γ Trianguli is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Triangulum.

γ Trianguli visual magnitude is 4.01. Because of its moderate brightness, γ Trianguli 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 Trianguli:

4.01
Main-sequence
γ Trianguli (gamma Trianguli) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 19°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ Trianguli

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

02h 17m 18s
+33° 50’ 49”
142.65°
-25.71°
Triangulum

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

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

Visibility of γ Trianguli from your location

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

Today's γ Trianguli (gamma Trianguli) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.2°
Max altitude: 72.4°
Azimuth: 303.8°
γ Trianguli (gamma Trianguli) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of γ Trianguli

The image below is a photograph of γ Trianguli 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 Trianguli is 0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.051 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of γ Trianguli (gamma Trianguli) star
DSS2 image of γ Trianguli. The red arrow shows the motion of γ Trianguli during the next 10000 years (7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of γ Trianguli from the Sun and relative movement

γ Trianguli is distant 117.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

36.06 pc
117.56 ly
14 km/s
0.047 arcsec/year
-0.051 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of γ Trianguli

γ Trianguli belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.22
A1V
9882K

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

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

Alternative designations of γ Trianguli

γ Trianguli
(gamma Trianguli)
9 Trianguli
SAO55427
SAO55427