Situla - κ Aquarii (kappa Aquarii)
Situla, also designated as κ Aquarii (kappa Aquarii), is a double giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
Situla visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, Situla 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 Situla:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Situla
Situla is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Situla are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Situla in the sky:
Visibility of Situla from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Situla - κ Aquarii (kappa Aquarii) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Situla
The image below is a photograph of Situla 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 Situla is -0.067 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.12 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Situla from the Sun and relative movement
Situla is distant 234.20 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Situla
Situla belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Situla is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Situla star system properties
Situla is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Situla double sysyem: