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κ Delphini (kappa Delphini)

Altitude: 38.4°   Azimuth: 230.5°   Direction: South-West

κ Delphini is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Delphinus.

κ Delphini visual magnitude is 5.05. Because of its reltive faintness, κ Delphini 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 κ Delphini:


κ Delphini (kappa Delphini) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 38.4°
Azimuth: 230.5°
Direction: South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ Delphini

κ Delphini is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of κ Delphini are provided in the following table:

20h 39m 07s
+10° 05’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ Delphini in the sky:

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

Visibility of κ Delphini from your location

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

Today's κ Delphini (kappa Delphini) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 79.9°
Max altitude: 48.6°
Azimuth: 280.1°

Digitized Sky Survey image of κ Delphini

The image below is a photograph of κ Delphini 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 κ Delphini is 0.321 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of κ Delphini (kappa Delphini) star
DSS2 image of κ Delphini. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Delphini during the next 1000 years (5.35 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.38 arcmin in declination);

Distance of κ Delphini from the Sun and relative movement

κ Delphini is distant 97.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 52 kilometers per second.

30.06 pc
97.99 ly
-52 km/s
0.321 arcsec/year
0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of κ Delphini

κ Delphini belongs to spectral class G2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

κ Delphini star system properties

κ Delphini is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the κ Delphini double sysyem:

203.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of κ Delphini

κ Delphini
(kappa Delphini)