Mebsuta - ε Geminorum (epsilon Geminorum)
Mebsuta, also designated as ε Geminorum (epsilon Geminorum), is a variable and double supergiant star in the constellation of Gemini.
Mebsuta visual magnitude is 2.98. Thanks to its high brightness, Mebsuta is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Mebsuta:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Mebsuta
Mebsuta is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Mebsuta are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Mebsuta in the sky:
Visibility of Mebsuta from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Mebsuta
The image below is a photograph of Mebsuta 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 Mebsuta is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Mebsuta from the Sun and relative movement
Mebsuta is distant 903.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Mebsuta
Mebsuta belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Mebsuta is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Mebsuta star system properties
Mebsuta is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Mebsuta double sysyem: