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ν Microscopii (nu Microscopii)

ν Microscopii is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Microscopium.

ν Microscopii visual magnitude is 5.11. Because of its reltive faintness, ν Microscopii 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 ν Microscopii:

5.11
Hypergiant
ν Microscopii (nu Microscopii) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν Microscopii

ν Microscopii 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 ν Microscopii are provided in the following table:

20h 33m 55s
-44° 30’ 57”
356°
-36.45°
Microscopium

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν Microscopii in the sky:

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

Visibility of ν Microscopii from your location

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

ν Microscopii (nu Microscopii) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of ν Microscopii

The image below is a photograph of ν Microscopii 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 ν Microscopii is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ν Microscopii (nu Microscopii) star
DSS2 image of ν Microscopii. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Microscopii during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ν Microscopii from the Sun and relative movement

ν Microscopii is distant 215.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

66.23 pc
215.89 ly
9 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν Microscopii

ν Microscopii belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

1.00
K0III
4719K

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

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

Alternative designations of ν Microscopii

ν Microscopii
(nu Microscopii)
SAO230276
SAO230276