π1 Doradus (pi1 Doradus)
π1 Doradus is a giant star in the constellation of Dorado.
π1 Doradus visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, π1 Doradus 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 π1 Doradus:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π1 Doradus
π1 Doradus 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 π1 Doradus are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of π1 Doradus in the sky:
Visibility of π1 Doradus from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
π1 Doradus (pi1 Doradus) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of π1 Doradus
The image below is a photograph of π1 Doradus 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 π1 Doradus is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of π1 Doradus from the Sun and relative movement
π1 Doradus is distant 594.89 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of π1 Doradus
π1 Doradus belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where π1 Doradus is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.