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γ1 Volantis (gamma1 Volantis)

γ1 Volantis is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Volans.

γ1 Volantis visual magnitude is 5.69. Because of its reltive faintness, γ1 Volantis 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 γ1 Volantis:

γ1 Volantis (gamma1 Volantis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ1 Volantis

γ1 Volantis 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 γ1 Volantis are provided in the following table:

07h 08m 42s
-70° 29’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ1 Volantis in the sky:

Finder chart γ1 Volantis (gamma1 Volantis) star
Simplified finder chart for γ1 Volantis (gamma1 Volantis).

Visibility of γ1 Volantis from your location

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

γ1 Volantis (gamma1 Volantis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of γ1 Volantis

The image below is a photograph of γ1 Volantis 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 γ1 Volantis is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.101 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of γ1 Volantis (gamma1 Volantis) star
DSS2 image of γ1 Volantis. The red arrow shows the motion of γ1 Volantis during the next 1000 years (0.12 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.68 arcmin in declination);

Distance of γ1 Volantis from the Sun and relative movement

γ1 Volantis is distant 147.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

45.13 pc
147.11 ly
-3 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
0.101 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of γ1 Volantis

γ1 Volantis belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where γ1 Volantis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of γ1 Volantis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

γ1 Volantis star system properties

γ1 Volantis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the γ1 Volantis double sysyem:

13.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of γ1 Volantis

γ1 Volantis
(gamma1 Volantis)