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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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λ Columbae (lambda Columbae)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 11:13 | Tran: 13:23 | Set: 15:34
Altitude: 2.8°   Azimuth: 163.1°   Direction: South-South-East

λ Columbae is a variable main-sequence star of spectral class B5 in the constellation of Columba.

λ Columbae visual magnitude is 4.87. Because of its moderate brightness, λ Columbae is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ Columbae

Finder chart λ Columbae (lambda Columbae) star
Simplified finder chart for λ Columbae (lambda Columbae).

λ Columbae 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 λ Columbae are provided in the following table:

05h 53m 06s
-33° 48’ 05”
Image of λ Columbae (lambda Columbae) star
DSS2 image of λ Columbae. The red arrow shows the motion of λ Columbae during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about λ Columbae


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where λ Columbae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Distance of λ Columbae from the Sun and relative movement

λ Columbae is distant 341.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

104.71 pc
341.36 ly
30 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.033 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of λ Columbae

λ Columbae
(lambda Columbae)

Visibility of λ Columbae from your location

Today's λ Columbae (lambda Columbae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 123.8°
Max altitude: 4.7°
Azimuth: 236.2°