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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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ν Librae (nu Librae)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 15:20 | Tran: 19:52 | Set: 0:24
Alt: -52.54°   Az: 333.70°   Direction: North-North-West

ν Librae is a giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Libra.

ν Librae visual magnitude is 5.2. Because of its faintness, ν Librae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of ν Librae (nu Librae) star
DSS2 image of ν Librae. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Librae during the next 10000 years (-5.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

15h 08m 00s
-16° 21’ 01”
10h 54m 46s
02h 02m 46s

J2000

15h 06m 37s
-16° 15’ 24”

Galactic Coordinates

344°
35.62°

Finder Chart

Finder chart ν Librae (nu Librae) star
Simplified finder chart for ν Librae (nu Librae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.2
Giant

-1.65
K5III
3677K

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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ν Librae is distant 765.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

234.74
765.26
-15 km/s
-0.033 arcsec/y
-0.022"/y

Alternative Designations

ν Librae
(nu Librae)
SAO159028
SAO159028

Visibility from Your Location

Today's ν Librae (nu Librae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 106.4°
Max altitude: 22.2°
Azimuth: 253.6°