Izar - ε Boötis (epsilon Boötis)
Izar, also designated as ε Boötis (epsilon Boötis), is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Boötes.
Izar visual magnitude is 2.7. Thanks to its high brightness, Izar is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The proper motion of Izar is -0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about Izar
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Izar
Izar 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 Izar are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Izar in the sky:
Visibility of Izar from your location
Today's Izar - ε Boötis (epsilon Boötis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Spectral properties of Izar
Izar belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.
Izar star system properties
Izar is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Izar double sysyem: