Wasat - δ Geminorum (delta Geminorum)
Wasat, also designated as δ Geminorum (delta Geminorum), is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Gemini.
Wasat visual magnitude is 3.53. Because of its moderate brightness, Wasat 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 Wasat:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Wasat
Wasat 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 Wasat are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Wasat in the sky:
Visibility of Wasat from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Wasat
The image below is a photograph of Wasat 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 Wasat is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Wasat from the Sun and relative movement
Wasat is distant 58.79 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Wasat
Wasat belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Wasat is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Wasat star system properties
Wasat 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 Wasat double sysyem: