ζ Capricorni (zeta Capricorni)
ζ Capricorni is a double supergiant star in the constellation of Capricornus.
ζ Capricorni visual magnitude is 3.74. Because of its moderate brightness, ζ Capricorni should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of ζ Capricorni is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about ζ Capricorni
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Capricorni
ζ 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 ζ Capricorni are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ζ Capricorni in the sky:
Visibility of ζ Capricorni from your location
Today's ζ Capricorni (zeta Capricorni) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Distance of ζ Capricorni from the Sun and relative movement
ζ Capricorni is distant 398.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ζ Capricorni
ζ Capricorni belongs to spectral class G4 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ζ Capricorni is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
ζ Capricorni star system properties
ζ 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 ζ Capricorni double sysyem: