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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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Wazn - β Columbae (beta Columbae)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 9:20 | Tran: 11:01 | Set: 12:41
Alt: -3.25°   Az: 209.70°   Direction: South-South-West

Wazn, also designated as β Columbae (beta Columbae), is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Columba.

Wazn visual magnitude is 3.12. Because of its moderate brightness, Wazn 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.

Image of Wazn - β Columbae (beta Columbae) star
DSS2 image of Wazn. The red arrow shows the motion of Wazn during the next 1000 years (0.98 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.68 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

05h 51m 49s
-35° 45’ 47”
02h 30m 14s
08h 22m 03s

J2000

05h 50m 57s
-35° 46’ 05”

Galactic Coordinates

241.35°
-27.06°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Wazn - β Columbae (beta Columbae) star
Simplified finder chart for Wazn - β Columbae (beta Columbae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

3.12
Giant

1.02
K2III
4389K

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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

26.36
85.93
89 km/s
0.059 arcsec/y
0.401"/y

Alternative Designations

Wazn
β Columbae
(beta Columbae)
SAO196240
SAO196240

Visibility from Your Location

Today's Wazn - β Columbae (beta Columbae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 125.8°
Max altitude: 2.8°
Azimuth: 234.2°