π2 Columbae (pi2 Columbae)
π2 Columbae is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Columba.
π2 Columbae visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, π2 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 π2 Columbae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π2 Columbae
π2 Columbae 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 π2 Columbae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of π2 Columbae in the sky:
Visibility of π2 Columbae from your location
π2 Columbae (pi2 Columbae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of π2 Columbae
The image below is a photograph of π2 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 π2 Columbae is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of π2 Columbae from the Sun and relative movement
π2 Columbae is distant 261.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of π2 Columbae
π2 Columbae belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where π2 Columbae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
π2 Columbae star system properties
π2 Columbae is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the π2 Columbae double sysyem: