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ζ Apodis (zeta Apodis)

Altitude: -30.6°   Azimuth: 190.3°   Direction: South

ζ Apodis is a giant star in the constellation of Apus.

ζ Apodis visual magnitude is 4.78. Because of its moderate brightness, ζ Apodis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about ζ Apodis:


ζ Apodis (zeta Apodis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -30.6°
Azimuth: 190.3°
Direction: South

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Apodis

ζ Apodis is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ζ Apodis are provided in the following table:

17h 21m 59s
-67° 46’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ζ Apodis in the sky:

Finder chart ζ Apodis (zeta Apodis) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ Apodis (zeta Apodis).

Visibility of ζ Apodis from your location

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

ζ Apodis (zeta Apodis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Digitized Sky Survey image of ζ Apodis

The image below is a photograph of ζ Apodis 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 ζ Apodis is -0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ζ Apodis (zeta Apodis) star
DSS2 image of ζ Apodis. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Apodis during the next 10000 years (-7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ζ Apodis from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Apodis is distant 311.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

95.60 pc
311.66 ly
13 km/s
-0.042 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ζ Apodis

ζ Apodis belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ζ Apodis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of ζ Apodis

ζ Apodis
(zeta Apodis)