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ι Apodis (iota Apodis)

Altitude: -56.9°   Azimuth: 146.9°   Direction: South-South-East

ι Apodis is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Apus.

ι Apodis visual magnitude is 5.41. Because of its reltive faintness, ι Apodis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ι Apodis is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ι Apodis (iota Apodis) star
DSS2 image of ι Apodis. The red arrow shows the motion of ι Apodis during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ι Apodis


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

Altitude: -56.9°
Azimuth: 146.9°
Direction: South-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι Apodis

ι Apodis 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 Apodis are provided in the following table:

17h 22m 05s
-70° 07’ 23”

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

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

Visibility of ι Apodis from your location

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

ι Apodis (iota Apodis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of ι Apodis from the Sun and relative movement

ι Apodis is distant 1,143.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

350.88 pc
1,143.86 ly
-4 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ι Apodis

ι Apodis belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ι Apodis

ι Apodis
(iota Apodis)