Zubeneschamali - β Librae (beta Librae)
Zubeneschamali, also designated as β Librae (beta Librae), is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Libra.
Zubeneschamali visual magnitude is 2.61. Thanks to its high brightness, Zubeneschamali is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Zubeneschamali:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Zubeneschamali
Zubeneschamali is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Zubeneschamali are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Zubeneschamali in the sky:
Visibility of Zubeneschamali from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Zubeneschamali
The image below is a photograph of Zubeneschamali 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 Zubeneschamali is -0.096 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Zubeneschamali from the Sun and relative movement
Zubeneschamali is distant 159.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Zubeneschamali
Zubeneschamali belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Zubeneschamali is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.