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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:08  
clear_day Transit: 12:59  
SunsetSet: 19:51
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ξ2 Capricorni (xi2 Capricorni)

Altitude: 8.0°   Azimuth: 238.0°   Direction: West-South-West

ξ2 Capricorni is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Capricornus.

ξ2 Capricorni visual magnitude is 5.85. Because of its reltive faintness, ξ2 Capricorni should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ξ2 Capricorni is 0.197 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.193 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ξ2 Capricorni (xi2 Capricorni) star
DSS2 image of ξ2 Capricorni. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ2 Capricorni during the next 1000 years (3.28 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.22 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ξ2 Capricorni


ξ2 Capricorni (xi2 Capricorni) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 8.0°
Azimuth: 238.0°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ξ2 Capricorni

ξ2 Capricorni 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 ξ2 Capricorni are provided in the following table:

20h 12m 25s
-12° 37’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ξ2 Capricorni in the sky:

Finder chart ξ2 Capricorni (xi2 Capricorni) star
Simplified finder chart for ξ2 Capricorni (xi2 Capricorni).

Visibility of ξ2 Capricorni 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 ξ2 Capricorni (xi2 Capricorni) 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: 102.6°
Max altitude: 25.9°
Azimuth: 257.4°

Distance of ξ2 Capricorni from the Sun and relative movement

ξ2 Capricorni is distant 91.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

28.05 pc
91.44 ly
23 km/s
0.197 arcsec/year
-0.193 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ξ2 Capricorni

ξ2 Capricorni belongs to spectral class F7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ξ2 Capricorni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ξ2 Capricorni. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

ξ2 Capricorni star system properties

ξ2 Capricorni 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 ξ2 Capricorni double sysyem:

71.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of ξ2 Capricorni

ξ2 Capricorni
(xi2 Capricorni)
2 Capricorni