Ginan - ε Crucis (epsilon Crucis)
Ginan, also designated as ε Crucis (epsilon Crucis), is a variable giant star in the constellation of Crux.
Ginan visual magnitude is 3.59. Because of its moderate brightness, Ginan 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 Ginan:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Ginan
Ginan 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 Ginan are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Ginan in the sky:
Visibility of Ginan from your location
Ginan - ε Crucis (epsilon Crucis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of Ginan
The image below is a photograph of Ginan 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 Ginan is -0.175 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.087 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Ginan from the Sun and relative movement
Ginan is distant 227.97 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Ginan
Ginan belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Ginan is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.