ω Capricorni (omega Capricorni)
ω Capricorni is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Capricornus.
ω Capricorni visual magnitude is 4.11. Because of its moderate brightness, ω Capricorni 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 ω Capricorni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ω Capricorni
ω Capricorni 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 ω Capricorni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ω Capricorni in the sky:
Visibility of ω Capricorni from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of ω Capricorni
The image below is a photograph of ω Capricorni 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 ω Capricorni is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ω Capricorni from the Sun and relative movement
ω Capricorni is distant 628.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ω Capricorni
ω Capricorni belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ω Capricorni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.