Tabit - π3 Orionis (pi3 Orionis)
Tabit, also designated as π3 Orionis (pi3 Orionis), is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.
Tabit visual magnitude is 3.19. Because of its moderate brightness, Tabit 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 Tabit:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Tabit
Tabit 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 Tabit are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Tabit in the sky:
Visibility of Tabit from your location
Today's Tabit - π3 Orionis (pi3 Orionis) 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 Tabit
The image below is a photograph of Tabit 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 Tabit is 0.466 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Tabit from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of Tabit
Tabit belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Tabit is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Tabit 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: