κ Telescopii (kappa Telescopii)
κ Telescopii is a giant star in the constellation of Telescopium.
κ Telescopii visual magnitude is 5.17. Because of its reltive faintness, κ Telescopii 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 Telescopii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ Telescopii
κ Telescopii is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of κ Telescopii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ Telescopii in the sky:
Visibility of κ Telescopii from your location
κ Telescopii (kappa Telescopii) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ Telescopii
The image below is a photograph of κ Telescopii 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 Telescopii is 0.041 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.103 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of κ Telescopii from the Sun and relative movement
κ Telescopii is distant 292.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ Telescopii
κ Telescopii belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ Telescopii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.