τ Capricorni (tau Capricorni)
τ Capricorni is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Capricornus.
τ Capricorni visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its reltive faintness, τ Capricorni 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 τ Capricorni:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of τ Capricorni
τ Capricorni 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 τ Capricorni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of τ Capricorni in the sky:
Visibility of τ Capricorni from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of τ Capricorni
The image below is a photograph of τ Capricorni 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 τ Capricorni is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of τ Capricorni from the Sun and relative movement
τ Capricorni is distant 1,752.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of τ Capricorni
τ Capricorni belongs to spectral class B6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where τ Capricorni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
τ Capricorni star system properties
τ Capricorni 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 τ Capricorni double sysyem: