Markeb - κ Velorum (kappa Velorum)
Markeb, also designated as κ Velorum (kappa Velorum), is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Vela.
Markeb visual magnitude is 2.5, making it the 92th brightest star in the sky. Thanks to its high brightness, Markeb is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The proper motion of Markeb is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about Markeb
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Markeb
Markeb 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 Markeb are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Markeb in the sky:
Visibility of Markeb from your location
Distance of Markeb from the Sun and relative movement
Markeb is distant 538.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Markeb
Markeb belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Markeb is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.