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ι2 Muscae (iota2 Muscae)

ι2 Muscae is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Musca.

ι2 Muscae visual magnitude is 6.63. Because of its reltive faintness, ι2 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 ι2 Muscae:

ι2 Muscae (iota2 Muscae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ι2 Muscae

ι2 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 ι2 Muscae are provided in the following table:

13h 27m 18s
-74° 41’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ι2 Muscae in the sky:

Finder chart ι2 Muscae (iota2 Muscae) star
Simplified finder chart for ι2 Muscae (iota2 Muscae).

Visibility of ι2 Muscae from your location

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

ι2 Muscae (iota2 Muscae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of ι2 Muscae

The image below is a photograph of ι2 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 ι2 Muscae is -0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ι2 Muscae (iota2 Muscae) star
DSS2 image of ι2 Muscae. The red arrow shows the motion of ι2 Muscae during the next 10000 years (-8.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ι2 Muscae from the Sun and relative movement

ι2 Muscae is distant 495.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

151.98 pc
495.44 ly
-3 km/s
-0.049 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ι2 Muscae

ι2 Muscae 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 ι2 Muscae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ι2 Muscae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ι2 Muscae

ι2 Muscae
(iota2 Muscae)