λ Pictoris (lambda Pictoris)
λ Pictoris is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Pictor.
λ Pictoris visual magnitude is 5.31. Because of its reltive faintness, λ Pictoris should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of λ Pictoris is -0.031 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.
Key facts about λ Pictoris
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ Pictoris
λ Pictoris 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 Pictoris are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of λ Pictoris in the sky:
Visibility of λ Pictoris from your location
Distance of λ Pictoris from the Sun and relative movement
λ Pictoris is distant 343.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of λ Pictoris
λ Pictoris belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where λ Pictoris is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.