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ζ Volantis (zeta Volantis)

ζ Volantis is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Volans.

ζ Volantis visual magnitude is 3.95. Because of its moderate brightness, ζ Volantis 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 Volantis:

3.95
Hypergiant
ζ Volantis (zeta Volantis) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Volantis

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

07h 41m 49s
-72° 36’ 21”
284.57°
-22.16°
Volans

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

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

Visibility of ζ Volantis from your location

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

ζ Volantis (zeta Volantis) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Digitized Sky Survey image of ζ Volantis

The image below is a photograph of ζ Volantis 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 Volantis is 0.03 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.018 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ζ Volantis (zeta Volantis) star
DSS2 image of ζ Volantis. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Volantis during the next 10000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ζ Volantis from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Volantis is distant 133.83 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 48 kilometers per second.

41.05 pc
133.83 ly
48 km/s
0.03 arcsec/year
0.018 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ζ Volantis

ζ Volantis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.88
K0III
4649K

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

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

ζ Volantis star system properties

ζ Volantis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ζ Volantis double sysyem:

3.95
9.75
5.8
16.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of ζ Volantis

ζ Volantis
(zeta Volantis)
SAO256438
SAO256438