τ6 Serpentis (tau6 Serpentis)
τ6 Serpentis is a giant star in the constellation of Serpens.
τ6 Serpentis visual magnitude is 6.01. Because of its reltive faintness, τ6 Serpentis 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 τ6 Serpentis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of τ6 Serpentis
τ6 Serpentis 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 τ6 Serpentis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of τ6 Serpentis in the sky:
Visibility of τ6 Serpentis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of τ6 Serpentis
The image below is a photograph of τ6 Serpentis 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 τ6 Serpentis is 0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of τ6 Serpentis from the Sun and relative movement
τ6 Serpentis is distant 450.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of τ6 Serpentis
τ6 Serpentis belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where τ6 Serpentis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.