Muphrid - η Boötis (eta Boötis)
Muphrid, also designated as η Boötis (eta Boötis), is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Boötes.
Muphrid visual magnitude is 2.68. Thanks to its high brightness, Muphrid 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 Muphrid is -0.063 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.358 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about Muphrid
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Muphrid
Muphrid 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 Muphrid are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Muphrid in the sky:
Visibility of Muphrid from your location
Today's Muphrid - η Boötis (eta Boötis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Distance of Muphrid from the Sun and relative movement
Muphrid is distant 36.97 light years from the Sun
Spectral properties of Muphrid
Muphrid belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Muphrid is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Muphrid star system properties
Muphrid 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 Muphrid double sysyem: