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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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Tabit - π3 Orionis (pi3 Orionis)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 3:03 | Tran: 9:36 | Set: 16:10
Alt: -17.77°   Az: 307.46°   Direction: North-West

Tabit, also designated as π3 Orionis (pi3 Orionis), is a variable and double main-sequence star of spectral class F6 in the constellation of Orion.

Tabit visual magnitude is 3.19. Because of its moderate brightness, Tabit is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Image of Tabit - π3 Orionis (pi3 Orionis) star
DSS2 image of Tabit. The red arrow shows the motion of Tabit during the next 1000 years (7.77 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.20 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

04h 51m 09s
+07° 00’ 08”
08h 41m 34s
13h 32m 44s

J2000

04h 49m 50s
+06° 57’ 41”

Galactic Coordinates

191.45°
-23.07°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Tabit - π3 Orionis (pi3 Orionis) star
Simplified finder chart for Tabit - π3 Orionis (pi3 Orionis).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

3.19
Main-sequence

3.67
F6V
6625K

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

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

Star System Properties

Tabit is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Tabit double sysyem:

3.19
8.69
5.5
94.6 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Tabit is distant 26.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

8.03
26.16
24 km/s
0.466 arcsec/y
0.012"/y

Alternative Designations

Tabit
π3 Orionis
(pi3 Orionis)
SAO112106
SAO112106

Visibility from Your Location

Today's Tabit - π3 Orionis (pi3 Orionis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 83.0°
Max altitude: 45.5°
Azimuth: 277.0°