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ζ2 Muscae (zeta2 Muscae)

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

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

ζ2 Muscae (zeta2 Muscae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ2 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ζ2 Muscae in the sky:

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

Visibility of ζ2 Muscae from your location

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

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

Digitized Sky Survey image of ζ2 Muscae

The image below is a photograph of ζ2 Muscae 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 ζ2 Muscae is -0.031 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of ζ2 Muscae

ζ2 Muscae belongs to spectral class A5 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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:

32.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of ζ2 Muscae

ζ2 Muscae
(zeta2 Muscae)