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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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ι Antliae (iota Antliae)

Altitude: -66.3°   Azimuth: 63.1°   Direction: East-North-East

ι Antliae is a giant star in the constellation of Antlia.

ι Antliae visual magnitude is 4.6. Because of its moderate brightness, ι Antliae should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ι Antliae is 0.077 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.128 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ι Antliae (iota Antliae) star
DSS2 image of ι Antliae. The red arrow shows the motion of ι Antliae during the next 1000 years (1.28 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.13 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ι Antliae


ι Antliae (iota Antliae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -66.3°
Azimuth: 63.1°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι Antliae

ι Antliae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ι Antliae are provided in the following table:

10h 56m 43s
-37° 08’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ι Antliae in the sky:

Finder chart ι Antliae (iota Antliae) star
Simplified finder chart for ι Antliae (iota Antliae).

Visibility of ι Antliae from your location

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

Today's ι Antliae (iota Antliae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 127.1°
Max altitude: 1.4°
Azimuth: 232.9°

Distance of ι Antliae from the Sun and relative movement

ι Antliae is distant 198.78 light years from the Sun

60.98 pc
198.78 ly
0.077 arcsec/year
-0.128 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ι Antliae

ι Antliae belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ι Antliae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of ι Antliae

ι Antliae
(iota Antliae)