ξ2 Librae (xi2 Librae)
ξ2 Librae is a giant star in the constellation of Libra.
ξ2 Librae visual magnitude is 5.46. Because of its reltive faintness, ξ2 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 ξ2 Librae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ξ2 Librae
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. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ξ2 Librae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ξ2 Librae in the sky:
Visibility of ξ2 Librae from your location
Today's ξ2 Librae (xi2 Librae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of ξ2 Librae
The image below is a photograph of ξ2 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 ξ2 Librae is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ξ2 Librae from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of ξ2 Librae
ξ2 Librae belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ξ2 Librae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.