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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 Coronae Borealis (iota Coronae Borealis)

Altitude: 18.0°   Azimuth: 295.5°   Direction: West-North-West

ι Coronae Borealis is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Corona Borealis.

ι Coronae Borealis visual magnitude is 4.99. Because of its moderate brightness, ι Coronae Borealis 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 Coronae Borealis is -0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ι Coronae Borealis (iota Coronae Borealis) star
DSS2 image of ι Coronae Borealis. The red arrow shows the motion of ι Coronae Borealis during the next 10000 years (-6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ι Coronae Borealis

4.99
Hypergiant

ι Coronae Borealis (iota Coronae Borealis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 18.0°
Azimuth: 295.5°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι Coronae Borealis

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

16h 01m 26s
+29° 51’ 03”
48.3°
48.46°
Corona Borealis

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

Finder chart ι Coronae Borealis (iota Coronae Borealis) star
Simplified finder chart for ι Coronae Borealis (iota Coronae Borealis).

Visibility of ι Coronae Borealis 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 Coronae Borealis (iota Coronae Borealis) 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: 60.1°
Max altitude: 68.4°
Azimuth: 299.9°

Distance of ι Coronae Borealis from the Sun and relative movement

ι Coronae Borealis is distant 350.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

107.64 pc
350.91 ly
-19 km/s
-0.039 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ι Coronae Borealis

ι Coronae Borealis belongs to spectral class A0 ι Coronae Borealis is also a Hg chemically peculiar star.

-0.17
A0
11092K

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

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

Alternative designations of ι Coronae Borealis

ι Coronae Borealis
(iota Coronae Borealis)
14 Coronae Borealis
SAO84152
SAO84152