Sualocin - α Delphini (alpha Delphini)
Sualocin, also designated as α Delphini (alpha Delphini), is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Delphinus.
Sualocin visual magnitude is 3.77. Because of its moderate brightness, Sualocin should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Sualocin:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Sualocin
Sualocin 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 Sualocin are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Sualocin in the sky:
Visibility of Sualocin from your location
Today's Sualocin - α Delphini (alpha Delphini) 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 Sualocin
The image below is a photograph of Sualocin 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 Sualocin is 0.066 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Sualocin from the Sun and relative movement
Sualocin is distant 240.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Sualocin
Sualocin belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Sualocin is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Sualocin star system properties
Sualocin 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 Sualocin double sysyem: