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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

ζ2 Muscae (zeta2 Muscae)

Below the horizon.  Never rises today
Altitude: -52.2°   Azimuth: 216.7°   Direction: South-West

ζ2 Muscae is a double main-sequence star of spectral class A5 in the constellation of Musca.

ζ2 Muscae visual magnitude is 5.15. Because of its faintness, ζ2 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 ζ2 Muscae

Finder chart ζ2 Muscae (zeta2 Muscae) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ2 Muscae (zeta2 Muscae).

ζ2 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 ζ2 Muscae are provided in the following table:

12h 22m 07s
-67° 31’ 18”
300.13°
-4.81°
Musca
Image of ζ2 Muscae (zeta2 Muscae) star
DSS2 image of ζ2 Muscae. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ2 Muscae during the next 10000 years (-5.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ζ2 Muscae

5.15
Main-sequence

and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

0.09
A5V
8241K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where ζ2 Muscae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ζ2 Muscae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

ζ2 Muscae star system properties

ζ2 Muscae 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 ζ2 Muscae double sysyem:

5.15
10.55
5.4
32.4 arcsec

Distance of ζ2 Muscae from the Sun and relative movement

ζ2 Muscae is distant 335.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

102.99 pc
335.74 ly
-17 km/s
-0.031 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ζ2 Muscae

ζ2 Muscae
(zeta2 Muscae)
SAO251866
SAO251866

Visibility of ζ2 Muscae from your location

ζ2 Muscae (zeta2 Muscae) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom