κ2 Volantis (kappa2 Volantis)
κ2 Volantis is a variable and multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Volans.
κ2 Volantis visual magnitude is 5.65. Because of its reltive faintness, κ2 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 κ2 Volantis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ2 Volantis
κ2 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 κ2 Volantis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ2 Volantis in the sky:
Visibility of κ2 Volantis from your location
κ2 Volantis (kappa2 Volantis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of κ2 Volantis
The image below is a photograph of κ2 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 κ2 Volantis is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.044 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of κ2 Volantis from the Sun and relative movement
κ2 Volantis is distant 395.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of κ2 Volantis
κ2 Volantis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where κ2 Volantis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
κ2 Volantis star system properties
κ2 Volantis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the κ2 Volantis double sysyem: