Musica - 18 Delphini
Musica, also designated as 18 Delphini , is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Delphinus.
Musica visual magnitude is 5.48. Because of its reltive faintness, Musica 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 Musica:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Musica
Musica 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 Musica are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Musica in the sky:
Visibility of Musica from your location
Today's Musica - 18 Delphini rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Musica
The image below is a photograph of Musica 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 Musica is -0.051 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Musica from the Sun and relative movement
Musica is distant 238.30 light years from the Sun
Spectral properties of Musica
Musica belongs to spectral class G6
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Musica is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Musica star system properties
Musica is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Musica double sysyem: