λ2 Tucanae (lambda2 Tucanae)
λ2 Tucanae is a giant star in the constellation of Tucana.
λ2 Tucanae visual magnitude is 5.45. Because of its reltive faintness, λ2 Tucanae 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 λ2 Tucanae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of λ2 Tucanae
λ2 Tucanae 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 λ2 Tucanae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of λ2 Tucanae in the sky:
Visibility of λ2 Tucanae from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
λ2 Tucanae (lambda2 Tucanae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom
Digitized Sky Survey image of λ2 Tucanae
The image below is a photograph of λ2 Tucanae 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 λ2 Tucanae is 0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.045 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of λ2 Tucanae from the Sun and relative movement
λ2 Tucanae is distant 210.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of λ2 Tucanae
λ2 Tucanae belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where λ2 Tucanae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.