κ Lyrae (kappa Lyrae)
κ Lyrae is a variable giant star in the constellation of Lyra.
κ Lyrae visual magnitude is 4.33. Because of its moderate brightness, κ Lyrae should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of κ Lyrae is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about κ Lyrae
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ Lyrae
κ Lyrae 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 κ Lyrae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ Lyrae in the sky:
Visibility of κ Lyrae from your location
Today's κ Lyrae (kappa Lyrae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Distance of κ Lyrae from the Sun and relative movement
κ Lyrae is distant 237.78 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ Lyrae
κ Lyrae belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ Lyrae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.