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π2 Doradus (pi2 Doradus)

Altitude: -52.1°   Azimuth: 213.1°   Direction: South-South-West

π2 Doradus is a giant star in the constellation of Dorado.

π2 Doradus visual magnitude is 5.38. Because of its reltive faintness, π2 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 π2 Doradus:


π2 Doradus (pi2 Doradus) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -52.1°
Azimuth: 213.1°
Direction: South-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of π2 Doradus

π2 Doradus 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 π2 Doradus are provided in the following table:

06h 25m 28s
-69° 41’ 25”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of π2 Doradus in the sky:

Finder chart π2 Doradus (pi2 Doradus) star
Simplified finder chart for π2 Doradus (pi2 Doradus).

Visibility of π2 Doradus from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

π2 Doradus (pi2 Doradus) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of π2 Doradus

The image below is a photograph of π2 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 π2 Doradus is -0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.195 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of π2 Doradus (pi2 Doradus) star
DSS2 image of π2 Doradus. The red arrow shows the motion of π2 Doradus during the next 1000 years (-0.27 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.25 arcmin in declination);

Distance of π2 Doradus from the Sun and relative movement

π2 Doradus is distant 266.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

81.63 pc
266.12 ly
9 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
0.195 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of π2 Doradus

π2 Doradus belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where π2 Doradus is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of π2 Doradus. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of π2 Doradus

π2 Doradus
(pi2 Doradus)