μ Serpentis (mu Serpentis)
μ Serpentis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Serpens.
μ Serpentis visual magnitude is 3.53. Because of its moderate brightness, μ Serpentis should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of μ Serpentis is -0.086 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about μ Serpentis
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ Serpentis
μ Serpentis is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of μ Serpentis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of μ Serpentis in the sky:
Visibility of μ Serpentis from your location
Today's μ Serpentis (mu Serpentis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Distance of μ Serpentis from the Sun and relative movement
μ Serpentis is distant 155.68 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of μ Serpentis
μ Serpentis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where μ Serpentis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.