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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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ψ Capricorni (psi Capricorni)

Altitude: 4.9°   Azimuth: 142.6°   Direction: South-East

ψ Capricorni is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Capricornus.

ψ Capricorni visual magnitude is 4.14. Because of its moderate brightness, ψ Capricorni should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ψ Capricorni is -0.05 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.157 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ψ Capricorni (psi Capricorni) star
DSS2 image of ψ Capricorni. The red arrow shows the motion of ψ Capricorni during the next 1000 years (-0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.62 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ψ Capricorni


ψ Capricorni (psi Capricorni) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.9°
Azimuth: 142.6°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ψ Capricorni

ψ Capricorni 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 ψ Capricorni are provided in the following table:

20h 46m 05s
-25° 16’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ψ Capricorni in the sky:

Finder chart ψ Capricorni (psi Capricorni) star
Simplified finder chart for ψ Capricorni (psi Capricorni).

Visibility of ψ Capricorni from your location

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

Today's ψ Capricorni (psi Capricorni) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 115.3°
Max altitude: 13.2°
Azimuth: 244.7°

Distance of ψ Capricorni from the Sun and relative movement

ψ Capricorni is distant 47.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

14.67 pc
47.83 ly
26 km/s
-0.05 arcsec/year
-0.157 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ψ Capricorni

ψ Capricorni belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ψ Capricorni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of ψ Capricorni

ψ Capricorni
(psi Capricorni)
16 Capricorni