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κ Trianguli Australis (kappa Trianguli Australis)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -48.8°   Azimuth: 213.4°   Direction: South-South-West

κ Trianguli Australis is a bright giant star of spectral class G5 in the constellation of Triangulum Australe.

κ Trianguli Australis visual magnitude is 5.09. Because of its faintness, κ Trianguli Australis 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.

κ Trianguli Australis is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of κ Trianguli Australis (kappa Trianguli Australis) star
DSS2 image of κ Trianguli Australis. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Trianguli Australis during the next 10000 years (-2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

15h 57m 56s
-68° 40’ 22”

J2000 Coordinates

15h 55m 29s
-68° 36’ 11”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart κ Trianguli Australis (kappa Trianguli Australis) star
Simplified finder chart for κ Trianguli Australis (kappa Trianguli Australis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

Bright giant


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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

κ Trianguli Australis is distant 2,990.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

917.43 pc
2,990.83 ly
6 km/s
-0.012 arcsec/y
-0.003 "/y

Alternative Designations

κ Trianguli Australis
(kappa Trianguli Australis)

Visibility from Your Location

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