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ν1 Columbae (nu1 Columbae)

Altitude: -61.2°   Azimuth: 316.6°   Direction: North-West

ν1 Columbae is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Columba.

ν1 Columbae visual magnitude is 6.16. Because of its reltive faintness, ν1 Columbae 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 ν1 Columbae:


ν1 Columbae (nu1 Columbae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -61.2°
Azimuth: 316.6°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν1 Columbae

ν1 Columbae 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 ν1 Columbae are provided in the following table:

05h 37m 16s
-27° 52’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν1 Columbae in the sky:

Finder chart ν1 Columbae (nu1 Columbae) star
Simplified finder chart for ν1 Columbae (nu1 Columbae).

Visibility of ν1 Columbae from your location

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

Today's ν1 Columbae (nu1 Columbae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.9°
Max altitude: 10.6°
Azimuth: 242.1°
ν1 Columbae (nu1 Columbae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of ν1 Columbae

The image below is a photograph of ν1 Columbae 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 ν1 Columbae is 0.014 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.061 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ν1 Columbae (nu1 Columbae) star
DSS2 image of ν1 Columbae. The red arrow shows the motion of ν1 Columbae during the next 10000 years (2.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ν1 Columbae from the Sun and relative movement

ν1 Columbae is distant 145.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

44.56 pc
145.28 ly
27 km/s
0.014 arcsec/year
-0.061 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν1 Columbae

ν1 Columbae belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ν1 Columbae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ν1 Columbae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ν1 Columbae

ν1 Columbae
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