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θ Antliae (theta Antliae)

θ Antliae is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Antlia.

θ Antliae visual magnitude is 4.79. Because of its moderate brightness, θ Antliae 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 θ Antliae:

4.79
Main-sequence
θ Antliae (theta Antliae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 9°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of θ Antliae

θ Antliae is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern emisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of θ Antliae are provided in the following table:

09h 44m 12s
-27° 46’ 09”
259.89°
19.06°
Antlia

The simplified sky map below shows the position of θ Antliae in the sky:

Finder chart θ Antliae (theta Antliae) star
Simplified finder chart for θ Antliae (theta Antliae).

Visibility of θ Antliae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's θ Antliae (theta Antliae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.8°
Max altitude: 10.8°
Azimuth: 242.2°
θ Antliae (theta Antliae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of θ Antliae

The image below is a photograph of θ Antliae 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 θ Antliae is -0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.035 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of θ Antliae (theta Antliae) star
DSS2 image of θ Antliae. The red arrow shows the motion of θ Antliae during the next 10000 years (-7.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of θ Antliae from the Sun and relative movement

θ Antliae is distant 383.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

117.79 pc
383.98 ly
24 km/s
-0.047 arcsec/year
0.035 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of θ Antliae

θ Antliae belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-0.57
A8V
6344K

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

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

θ Antliae star system properties

θ Antliae 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 θ Antliae double sysyem:

4.79
4.99
0.2
0.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of θ Antliae

θ Antliae
(theta Antliae)
SAO177908
SAO177908
Gl 366.1A