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μ Mensae (mu Mensae)

μ Mensae is a bright giant star in the constellation of Mensa.

μ Mensae visual magnitude is 5.54. Because of its reltive faintness, μ Mensae 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 μ Mensae:

5.54
Bright giant
μ Mensae (mu Mensae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ Mensae

μ Mensae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of μ Mensae are provided in the following table:

04h 43m 03s
-70° 55’ 51”
282.97°
-35.83°
Mensa

The simplified sky map below shows the position of μ Mensae in the sky:

Finder chart μ Mensae (mu Mensae) star
Simplified finder chart for μ Mensae (mu Mensae).

Visibility of μ Mensae from your location

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

μ Mensae (mu Mensae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of μ Mensae

The image below is a photograph of μ Mensae 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 μ Mensae is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of μ Mensae (mu Mensae) star
DSS2 image of μ Mensae. The red arrow shows the motion of μ Mensae during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of μ Mensae from the Sun and relative movement

μ Mensae is distant 482.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

148.15 pc
482.96 ly
-1 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
0.033 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of μ Mensae

μ Mensae belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.

-0.31
B8II
11920K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where μ Mensae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of μ Mensae

μ Mensae
(mu Mensae)
SAO256122
SAO256122