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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

κ Pictoris (kappa Pictoris)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -18.9°   Azimuth: 191.6°   Direction: South-South-West

κ Pictoris is a main-sequence star of spectral class B8 in the constellation of Pictor.

κ Pictoris visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its faintness, κ Pictoris 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ Pictoris

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

κ Pictoris 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 Pictoris are provided in the following table:

05h 22m 22s
-56° 08’ 03”
Image of κ Pictoris (kappa Pictoris) star
DSS2 image of κ Pictoris. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Pictoris during the next 10000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about κ Pictoris


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Distance of κ Pictoris from the Sun and relative movement

κ Pictoris is distant 749.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

229.89 pc
749.43 ly
-5 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of κ Pictoris

κ Pictoris
(kappa Pictoris)

Visibility of κ Pictoris from your location

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