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ζ Delphini (zeta Delphini)

Altitude: 30.7°   Azimuth: 254.2°   Direction: West-South-West

ζ Delphini is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Delphinus.

ζ Delphini visual magnitude is 4.68. Because of its moderate brightness, ζ Delphini 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 Delphini:


ζ Delphini (zeta Delphini) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 30.7°
Azimuth: 254.2°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Delphini

ζ Delphini 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 Delphini are provided in the following table:

20h 35m 18s
+14° 40’ 27”

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

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

Visibility of ζ Delphini 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 ζ Delphini (zeta Delphini) 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: 75.3°
Max altitude: 53.2°
Azimuth: 284.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of ζ Delphini

The image below is a photograph of ζ Delphini 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 Delphini is 0.046 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ζ Delphini (zeta Delphini) star
DSS2 image of ζ Delphini. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Delphini during the next 10000 years (7.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ζ Delphini from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Delphini is distant 227.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

69.64 pc
227.02 ly
-25 km/s
0.046 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ζ Delphini

ζ Delphini belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ζ Delphini

ζ Delphini
(zeta Delphini)