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ν2 Columbae (nu2 Columbae)

Altitude: -2.7°   Azimuth: 135.4°   Direction: South-East

ν2 Columbae is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Columba.

ν2 Columbae visual magnitude is 5.31. Because of its reltive faintness, ν2 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 ν2 Columbae:


ν2 Columbae (nu2 Columbae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -2.7°
Azimuth: 135.4°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν2 Columbae

ν2 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 ν2 Columbae are provided in the following table:

05h 37m 44s
-28° 41’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ν2 Columbae in the sky:

Finder chart ν2 Columbae (nu2 Columbae) star
Simplified finder chart for ν2 Columbae (nu2 Columbae).

Visibility of ν2 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 ν2 Columbae (nu2 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: 118.7°
Max altitude: 9.8°
Azimuth: 241.3°

Digitized Sky Survey image of ν2 Columbae

The image below is a photograph of ν2 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 ν2 Columbae is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ν2 Columbae (nu2 Columbae) star
DSS2 image of ν2 Columbae. The red arrow shows the motion of ν2 Columbae during the next 10000 years (-5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 8.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ν2 Columbae from the Sun and relative movement

ν2 Columbae is distant 138.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

42.48 pc
138.49 ly
36 km/s
-0.034 arcsec/year
0.052 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ν2 Columbae

ν2 Columbae belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ν2 Columbae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ν2 Columbae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ν2 Columbae

ν2 Columbae
(nu2 Columbae)
Gl 209.1