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public LocationGreenwich, UK
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κ Crucis (kappa Crucis)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Alt: -53.11°   Az: 229.11°   Direction: South-West

κ Crucis is a supergiant star of spectral class B5 in the constellation of Crux.

κ Crucis visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its faintness, κ Crucis 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.

Image of κ Crucis (kappa Crucis) star
DSS2 image of κ Crucis. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Crucis during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


12h 55m 18s
-60° 30’ 35”
07h 31m 08s
20h 26m 26s


12h 53m 49s
-60° 22’ 36”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart κ Crucis (kappa Crucis) star
Simplified finder chart for κ Crucis (kappa Crucis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ Crucis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

κ Crucis is distant 32,600,000.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

-4 km/s
0.004 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

κ Crucis
(kappa Crucis)

Visibility from Your Location

κ Crucis (kappa Crucis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK