Wazn - β Columbae (beta Columbae)
Wazn, also designated as β Columbae (beta Columbae), is a giant star in the constellation of Columba.
Wazn visual magnitude is 3.12. Because of its moderate brightness, Wazn 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 Wazn:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Wazn
Wazn is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Wazn are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Wazn in the sky:
Visibility of Wazn from your location
Today's Wazn - β Columbae (beta Columbae) 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 Wazn
The image below is a photograph of Wazn 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 Wazn is 0.059 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.401 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Wazn from the Sun and relative movement
Wazn is distant 85.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 89 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Wazn
Wazn belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Wazn is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.