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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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ν2 Columbae (nu2 Columbae)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 9:27 | Tran: 12:33 | Set: 15:38
Altitude: 6.2°   Azimuth: 204.2°   Direction: South-South-West

ν2 Columbae is a main-sequence star of spectral class F4 in the constellation of Columba.

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

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ν2 Columbae

Finder chart ν2 Columbae (nu2 Columbae) star
Simplified finder chart for ν2 Columbae (nu2 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”
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);

Key facts about ν2 Columbae


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

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

Alternative designations of ν2 Columbae

ν2 Columbae
(nu2 Columbae)
Gl 209.1

Visibility of ν2 Columbae from your location

Today's ν2 Columbae (nu2 Columbae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 118.7°
Max altitude: 9.8°
Azimuth: 241.3°