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ν Tucanae (nu Tucanae)

Altitude: -79.5°   Azimuth: 176.8°   Direction: South

ν Tucanae is a variable giant star in the constellation of Tucana.

ν Tucanae visual magnitude is 4.81. Because of its moderate brightness, ν Tucanae 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 ν Tucanae:


ν Tucanae (nu Tucanae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -79.5°
Azimuth: 176.8°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν Tucanae

ν Tucanae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ν Tucanae are provided in the following table:

22h 33m 00s
-61° 58’ 55”

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

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

Visibility of ν Tucanae from your location

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

ν Tucanae (nu Tucanae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of ν Tucanae

The image below is a photograph of ν Tucanae 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 Tucanae is 0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ν Tucanae (nu Tucanae) star
DSS2 image of ν Tucanae. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Tucanae during the next 10000 years (6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ν Tucanae from the Sun and relative movement

ν Tucanae is distant 272.58 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

83.61 pc
272.58 ly
-3 km/s
0.039 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν Tucanae

ν Tucanae belongs to spectral class M4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ν Tucanae

ν Tucanae
(nu Tucanae)