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ξ Coronae Borealis (xi Coronae Borealis)

Altitude: 46.1°   Azimuth: 96.8°   Direction: East

ξ Coronae Borealis is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Corona Borealis.

ξ Coronae Borealis visual magnitude is 4.85. Because of its moderate brightness, ξ Coronae Borealis should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ξ Coronae Borealis is -0.096 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.109 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ξ Coronae Borealis (xi Coronae Borealis) star
DSS2 image of ξ Coronae Borealis. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ Coronae Borealis during the next 1000 years (-1.60 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.82 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ξ Coronae Borealis

4.85
Hypergiant

ξ Coronae Borealis (xi Coronae Borealis) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 46.1°
Azimuth: 96.8°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ξ Coronae Borealis

ξ Coronae Borealis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ξ Coronae Borealis are provided in the following table:

16h 22m 05s
+30° 53’ 30”
50.77°
44.21°
Corona Borealis

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ξ Coronae Borealis in the sky:

Finder chart ξ Coronae Borealis (xi Coronae Borealis) star
Simplified finder chart for ξ Coronae Borealis (xi Coronae Borealis).

Visibility of ξ Coronae Borealis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's ξ Coronae Borealis (xi Coronae Borealis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.1°
Max altitude: 69.4°
Azimuth: 300.9°

Distance of ξ Coronae Borealis from the Sun and relative movement

ξ Coronae Borealis is distant 183.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

56.31 pc
183.56 ly
-29 km/s
-0.096 arcsec/year
0.109 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ξ Coronae Borealis

ξ Coronae Borealis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

1.10
K0III
4816K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ξ Coronae Borealis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

ξ Coronae Borealis star system properties

ξ Coronae Borealis 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 ξ Coronae Borealis double sysyem:

4.85
12.25
7.4
185.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of ξ Coronae Borealis

ξ Coronae Borealis
(xi Coronae Borealis)
19 Coronae Borealis
SAO65254
SAO65254