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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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ζ1 Muscae (zeta1 Muscae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -68.0°   Azimuth: 209.2°   Direction: South-South-West

ζ1 Muscae is a hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Musca.

ζ1 Muscae visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its faintness, ζ1 Muscae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ1 Muscae

Finder chart ζ1 Muscae (zeta1 Muscae) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ1 Muscae (zeta1 Muscae).

ζ1 Muscae 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 ζ1 Muscae are provided in the following table:

12h 22m 11s
-68° 18’ 27”
Image of ζ1 Muscae (zeta1 Muscae) star
DSS2 image of ζ1 Muscae. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ1 Muscae during the next 10000 years (-2.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ζ1 Muscae


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ζ1 Muscae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ζ1 Muscae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of ζ1 Muscae from the Sun and relative movement

ζ1 Muscae is distant 395.63 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

121.36 pc
395.63 ly
20 km/s
-0.016 arcsec/year
-0.057 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ζ1 Muscae

ζ1 Muscae
(zeta1 Muscae)

Visibility of ζ1 Muscae from your location

ζ1 Muscae (zeta1 Muscae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom