ι1 Muscae (iota1 Muscae)
ι1 Muscae is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Musca.
ι1 Muscae visual magnitude is 5.05. Because of its reltive faintness, ι1 Muscae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about ι1 Muscae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι1 Muscae
ι1 Muscae 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 ι1 Muscae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ι1 Muscae in the sky:
Visibility of ι1 Muscae from your location
ι1 Muscae (iota1 Muscae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of ι1 Muscae
The image below is a photograph of ι1 Muscae 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 ι1 Muscae is -0.115 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.13 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ι1 Muscae from the Sun and relative movement
ι1 Muscae is distant 224.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ι1 Muscae
ι1 Muscae belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ι1 Muscae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.