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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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ξ2 Librae (xi2 Librae)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 15:26 | Tran: 20:25 | Set: 1:28
Alt: -10.63°   Az: 95.17°   Direction: East

ξ2 Librae is a giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Libra.

ξ2 Librae visual magnitude is 5.46. Because of its faintness, ξ2 Librae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

ξ2 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.

Image of ξ2 Librae (xi2 Librae) star
DSS2 image of ξ2 Librae. The red arrow shows the motion of ξ2 Librae during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

14h 58m 06s
-11° 30’ 26”
17h 49m 21s

J2000

14h 56m 46s
-11° 24’ 34”

Galactic Coordinates

345.35°
40.92°

Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.46
Giant

-0.63
K4III
3809K

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

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ξ2 Librae is distant 537.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

165.02 pc
537.95 ly
15 km/s
0.011 arcsec/y
0.008 "/y

Alternative Designations

ξ2 Librae
(xi2 Librae)
SAO158915
SAO158915

Visibility from Your Location

Today's ξ2 Librae (xi2 Librae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.5°
Max altitude: 27.0°
Azimuth: 258.5°