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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:41  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:26

Nashira - γ Capricorni (gamma Capricorni)

Nashira, also designated as γ Capricorni (gamma Capricorni), is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Capricornus.

Nashira visual magnitude is 3.68. Because of its moderate brightness, Nashira should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about Nashira:

Nashira - γ Capricorni (gamma Capricorni) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Nashira

Nashira 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 Nashira are provided in the following table:

21h 40m 05s
-16° 39’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Nashira in the sky:

Finder chart Nashira - γ Capricorni (gamma Capricorni) star
Simplified finder chart for Nashira - γ Capricorni (gamma Capricorni).

Visibility of Nashira from your location

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

Today's Nashira - γ Capricorni (gamma Capricorni) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.7°
Max altitude: 21.9°
Azimuth: 253.3°
Nashira - γ Capricorni (gamma Capricorni) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of Nashira

The image below is a photograph of Nashira 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 Nashira is 0.19 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Nashira - γ Capricorni (gamma Capricorni) star
DSS2 image of Nashira. The red arrow shows the motion of Nashira during the next 1000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.38 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Nashira from the Sun and relative movement

Nashira is distant 138.84 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

42.59 pc
138.84 ly
-31 km/s
0.19 arcsec/year
-0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Nashira

Nashira belongs to spectral class F0


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

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

Alternative designations of Nashira

γ Capricorni
(gamma Capricorni)
40 Capricorni