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ζ Microscopii (zeta Microscopii)

Altitude: -12.7°   Azimuth: 138.2°   Direction: South-East

ζ Microscopii is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Microscopium.

ζ Microscopii visual magnitude is 5.3. Because of its reltive faintness, ζ Microscopii 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 ζ Microscopii:


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

Altitude: -12.7°
Azimuth: 138.2°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Microscopii

ζ Microscopii 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 Microscopii are provided in the following table:

21h 02m 57s
-38° 37’ 54”

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

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

Visibility of ζ Microscopii from your location

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

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

Digitized Sky Survey image of ζ Microscopii

The image below is a photograph of ζ Microscopii 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 Microscopii is -0.028 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.111 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ζ Microscopii (zeta Microscopii) star
DSS2 image of ζ Microscopii. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Microscopii during the next 1000 years (-0.47 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.85 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ζ Microscopii from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Microscopii is distant 115.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

35.31 pc
115.11 ly
5 km/s
-0.028 arcsec/year
-0.111 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ζ Microscopii

ζ Microscopii belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ζ Microscopii

ζ Microscopii
(zeta Microscopii)