κ2 Apodis (kappa2 Apodis)
κ2 Apodis is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Apus.
κ2 Apodis visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, κ2 Apodis 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 κ2 Apodis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ2 Apodis
κ2 Apodis 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 κ2 Apodis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Apodis in the sky:
Visibility of κ2 Apodis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ2 Apodis
The image below is a photograph of κ2 Apodis 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 κ2 Apodis is -0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of κ2 Apodis from the Sun and relative movement
κ2 Apodis is distant 734.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ2 Apodis
κ2 Apodis belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ2 Apodis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
κ2 Apodis star system properties
κ2 Apodis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the κ2 Apodis double sysyem: