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ξ1 Librae (xi1 Librae)

ξ1 Librae is a giant star in the constellation of Libra.

ξ1 Librae visual magnitude is 5.8. Because of its reltive faintness, ξ1 Librae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about ξ1 Librae:

5.8
Giant
ξ1 Librae (xi1 Librae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 10°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ξ1 Librae

ξ1 Librae 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 ξ1 Librae are provided in the following table:

14h 54m 22s
-11° 53’ 53”
344.34°
40.88°
Libra

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ξ1 Librae in the sky:

Finder chart ξ1 Librae (xi1 Librae) star
Simplified finder chart for ξ1 Librae (xi1 Librae).

Visibility of ξ1 Librae from your location

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

Today's ξ1 Librae (xi1 Librae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.9°
Max altitude: 26.6°
Azimuth: 258.1°
ξ1 Librae (xi1 Librae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of ξ1 Librae

The image below is a photograph of ξ1 Librae 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 ξ1 Librae is -0.052 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ξ1 Librae (xi1 Librae) star
DSS2 image of ξ1 Librae. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ1 Librae during the next 10000 years (-8.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ξ1 Librae from the Sun and relative movement

ξ1 Librae is distant 364.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

111.86 pc
364.65 ly
-24 km/s
-0.052 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ξ1 Librae

ξ1 Librae belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

0.56
G7III
4816K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ξ1 Librae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ξ1 Librae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ξ1 Librae

ξ1 Librae
(xi1 Librae)
SAO158887
SAO158887