ξ Coronae Borealis (xi Coronae Borealis)
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.
Key facts about ξ Coronae Borealis
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ξ Coronae Borealis in the sky:
Visibility of ξ Coronae Borealis from your location
Today's ξ Coronae Borealis (xi Coronae Borealis) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
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.
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.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ξ Coronae Borealis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: