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κ1 Volantis (kappa1 Volantis)

κ1 Volantis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Volans.

κ1 Volantis visual magnitude is 5.37. Because of its reltive faintness, κ1 Volantis 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 κ1 Volantis:

κ1 Volantis (kappa1 Volantis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ1 Volantis

κ1 Volantis 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 κ1 Volantis are provided in the following table:

08h 19m 49s
-71° 30’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ1 Volantis in the sky:

Finder chart κ1 Volantis (kappa1 Volantis) star
Simplified finder chart for κ1 Volantis (kappa1 Volantis).

Visibility of κ1 Volantis from your location

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

κ1 Volantis (kappa1 Volantis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of κ1 Volantis

The image below is a photograph of κ1 Volantis 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 κ1 Volantis is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of κ1 Volantis (kappa1 Volantis) star
DSS2 image of κ1 Volantis. The red arrow shows the motion of κ1 Volantis during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of κ1 Volantis from the Sun and relative movement

κ1 Volantis is distant 390.42 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

119.76 pc
390.42 ly
36 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of κ1 Volantis

κ1 Volantis belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ1 Volantis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of κ1 Volantis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

κ1 Volantis star system properties

κ1 Volantis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the κ1 Volantis double sysyem:

65 arcsec

Alternative designations of κ1 Volantis

κ1 Volantis
(kappa1 Volantis)