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υ2 Centauri (upsilon2 Centauri)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -72.9°   Azimuth: 79.5°   Direction: East

υ2 Centauri is a bright giant star of spectral class F6 in the constellation of Centaurus.

υ2 Centauri visual magnitude is 4.34. Because of its moderate brightness, υ2 Centauri is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

υ2 Centauri is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere.

Image of υ2 Centauri (upsilon2 Centauri) star
DSS2 image of υ2 Centauri. The red arrow shows the motion of υ2 Centauri during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

14h 03m 15s
-45° 43’ 16”

J2000 Coordinates

14h 01m 43s
-45° 36’ 12”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart υ2 Centauri (upsilon2 Centauri) star
Simplified finder chart for υ2 Centauri (upsilon2 Centauri).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

Bright giant


The red dot in the diagram below shows where υ2 Centauri is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of υ2 Centauri. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

υ2 Centauri is distant 447.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

137.36 pc
447.80 ly
-1 km/s
0.002 arcsec/y
-0.019 "/y

Alternative Designations

υ2 Centauri
(upsilon2 Centauri)

Visibility from Your Location

υ2 Centauri (upsilon2 Centauri) is currently not visible from Greenwich, UK