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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

ι Microscopii (iota Microscopii)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -72.0°   Azimuth: 75.2°   Direction: East-North-East

ι Microscopii is a double sub-giant star of spectral class F1 in the constellation of Microscopium.

ι Microscopii visual magnitude is 5.11. Because of its faintness, ι Microscopii is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι Microscopii

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

ι Microscopii 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 Microscopii are provided in the following table:

20h 48m 29s
-43° 59’ 18”
Image of ι Microscopii (iota Microscopii) star
DSS2 image of ι Microscopii. The red arrow shows the motion of ι Microscopii during the next 1000 years (3.08 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.77 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ι Microscopii


and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

ι Microscopii star system properties

ι Microscopii is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ι Microscopii double sysyem:

4.3 arcsec

Distance of ι Microscopii from the Sun and relative movement

ι Microscopii is distant 133.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

41.07 pc
133.88 ly
-15 km/s
0.185 arcsec/year
-0.106 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ι Microscopii

ι Microscopii
(iota Microscopii)
Gl 808.1

Visibility of ι Microscopii from your location

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