μ2 Crucis (mu2 Crucis)
μ2 Crucis is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Crux.
μ2 Crucis visual magnitude is 5.17. Because of its reltive faintness, μ2 Crucis 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 μ2 Crucis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ2 Crucis
μ2 Crucis 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 μ2 Crucis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of μ2 Crucis in the sky:
Visibility of μ2 Crucis from your location
μ2 Crucis (mu2 Crucis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of μ2 Crucis
The image below is a photograph of μ2 Crucis 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 μ2 Crucis is -0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of μ2 Crucis from the Sun and relative movement
μ2 Crucis is distant 361.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of μ2 Crucis
μ2 Crucis belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where μ2 Crucis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
μ2 Crucis star system properties
μ2 Crucis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the μ2 Crucis double sysyem: