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κ2 Apodis (kappa2 Apodis)

Altitude: -64.4°   Azimuth: 200.0°   Direction: South-South-West

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:


κ2 Apodis (kappa2 Apodis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -64.4°
Azimuth: 200.0°
Direction: South-South-West

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:

15h 40m 21s
-73° 26’ 48”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Apodis in the sky:

Finder chart κ2 Apodis (kappa2 Apodis) star
Simplified finder chart for κ2 Apodis (kappa2 Apodis).

Visibility of κ2 Apodis from your location

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

κ2 Apodis (kappa2 Apodis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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.

Image of κ2 Apodis (kappa2 Apodis) star
DSS2 image of κ2 Apodis. The red arrow shows the motion of κ2 Apodis during the next 10000 years (-3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

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.

225.23 pc
734.23 ly
-19 km/s
-0.021 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of κ2 Apodis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

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:

15 arcsec

Alternative designations of κ2 Apodis

κ2 Apodis
(kappa2 Apodis)