γ2 Delphini (gamma2 Delphini)
γ2 Delphini is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Delphinus.
γ2 Delphini visual magnitude is 4.27. Because of its moderate brightness, γ2 Delphini 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 γ2 Delphini:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of γ2 Delphini
γ2 Delphini is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of γ2 Delphini are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of γ2 Delphini in the sky:
Visibility of γ2 Delphini from your location
Today's γ2 Delphini (gamma2 Delphini) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of γ2 Delphini
The image below is a photograph of γ2 Delphini 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 γ2 Delphini is -0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.197 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of γ2 Delphini from the Sun and relative movement
γ2 Delphini is distant 101.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of γ2 Delphini
γ2 Delphini belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where γ2 Delphini is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
γ2 Delphini star system properties
γ2 Delphini 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 γ2 Delphini double sysyem: