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θ Apodis (theta Apodis)

Altitude: -64.5°   Azimuth: 175.6°   Direction: South

θ Apodis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Apus.

θ Apodis visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, θ Apodis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of θ Apodis is -0.094 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of θ Apodis (theta Apodis) star
DSS2 image of θ Apodis. The red arrow shows the motion of θ Apodis during the next 1000 years (-1.57 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.53 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about θ Apodis


θ Apodis (theta Apodis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -64.5°
Azimuth: 175.6°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of θ Apodis

θ Apodis is situated close to the southern celestial pole and, as such, it is easilty visible for most part of the year from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of θ Apodis are provided in the following table:

14h 05m 19s
-76° 47’ 48”

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

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

Visibility of θ Apodis from your location

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

θ Apodis (theta Apodis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of θ Apodis from the Sun and relative movement

θ Apodis is distant 328.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

100.70 pc
328.30 ly
10 km/s
-0.094 arcsec/year
-0.032 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of θ Apodis

θ Apodis belongs to spectral class M6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of θ Apodis

θ Apodis
(theta Apodis)