Gienah - γ Corvi (gamma Corvi)
Gienah, also designated as γ Corvi (gamma Corvi), is a variable giant star in the constellation of Corvus.
Gienah visual magnitude is 2.59, making it the 98th brightest star in the sky. Thanks to its high brightness, Gienah is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Gienah:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Gienah
Gienah 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 Gienah are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Gienah in the sky:
Visibility of Gienah from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Gienah
The image below is a photograph of Gienah 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 Gienah is -0.161 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Gienah from the Sun and relative movement
Gienah is distant 164.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Gienah
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Gienah is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.