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κ Phoenicis (kappa Phoenicis)

Altitude: -62.1°   Azimuth: 89.9°   Direction: East

κ Phoenicis is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Phoenix.

κ Phoenicis visual magnitude is 3.94. Because of its moderate brightness, κ Phoenicis 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 Phoenicis is 0.109 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of κ Phoenicis (kappa Phoenicis) star
DSS2 image of κ Phoenicis. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Phoenicis during the next 1000 years (1.82 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.48 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about κ Phoenicis

3.94
Main-sequence

κ Phoenicis (kappa Phoenicis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -62.1°
Azimuth: 89.9°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ Phoenicis

κ Phoenicis is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of κ Phoenicis are provided in the following table:

00h 26m 12s
-43° 40’ 47”
318.42°
-72.68°
Phoenix

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

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

Visibility of κ Phoenicis from your location

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

κ Phoenicis (kappa Phoenicis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of κ Phoenicis from the Sun and relative movement

κ Phoenicis is distant 76.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

23.52 pc
76.69 ly
11 km/s
0.109 arcsec/year
0.029 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of κ Phoenicis

κ Phoenicis belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

2.08
A7V
8403K

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

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

Alternative designations of κ Phoenicis

κ Phoenicis
(kappa Phoenicis)
SAO215092
SAO215092