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λ Pictoris (lambda Pictoris)

Altitude: -33.0°   Azimuth: 131.4°   Direction: South-East

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.

Image of λ Pictoris (lambda Pictoris) star
DSS2 image of λ Pictoris. The red arrow shows the motion of λ Pictoris during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about λ Pictoris

5.31
Hypergiant

λ Pictoris (lambda Pictoris) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -33.0°
Azimuth: 131.4°
Direction: South-East

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:

04h 42m 46s
-50° 28’ 53”
257.58°
-40.79°
Pictor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of λ Pictoris in the sky:

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

Visibility of λ Pictoris from your location

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

λ Pictoris (lambda Pictoris) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

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.

105.26 pc
343.16 ly
5 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of λ Pictoris

λ Pictoris belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.20
K0III
4791K

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

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

Alternative designations of λ Pictoris

λ Pictoris
(lambda Pictoris)
SAO233638
SAO233638