θ2 Serpentis (theta2 Serpentis)
θ2 Serpentis is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Serpens.
θ2 Serpentis visual magnitude is 4.98. Because of its moderate brightness, θ2 Serpentis 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 θ2 Serpentis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of θ2 Serpentis
θ2 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 θ2 Serpentis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of θ2 Serpentis in the sky:
Visibility of θ2 Serpentis from your location
Today's θ2 Serpentis (theta2 Serpentis) 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 θ2 Serpentis
The image below is a photograph of θ2 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 θ2 Serpentis is 0.049 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of θ2 Serpentis from the Sun and relative movement
θ2 Serpentis is distant 142.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 53 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of θ2 Serpentis
θ2 Serpentis belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where θ2 Serpentis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
θ2 Serpentis star system properties
θ2 Serpentis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the θ2 Serpentis double sysyem: