υ1 Centauri (upsilon1 Centauri)
υ1 Centauri is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Centaurus.
υ1 Centauri visual magnitude is 3.87. Because of its moderate brightness, υ1 Centauri 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 υ1 Centauri:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of υ1 Centauri
υ1 Centauri 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 υ1 Centauri are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of υ1 Centauri in the sky:
Visibility of υ1 Centauri from your location
υ1 Centauri (upsilon1 Centauri) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Digitized Sky Survey image of υ1 Centauri
The image below is a photograph of υ1 Centauri 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 υ1 Centauri is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of υ1 Centauri from the Sun and relative movement
υ1 Centauri is distant 417.41 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of υ1 Centauri
υ1 Centauri belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where υ1 Centauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.