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106 Aquarii

Altitude: -41.9°   Azimuth: 296.9°   Direction: West-North-West

106 Aquarii is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Aquarius.

106 Aquarii visual magnitude is 5.24. Because of its reltive faintness, 106 Aquarii 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 106 Aquarii:


106 Aquarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -41.9°
Azimuth: 296.9°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 106 Aquarii

106 Aquarii 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 106 Aquarii are provided in the following table:

23h 44m 12s
-18° 16’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 106 Aquarii in the sky:

Finder chart 106 Aquarii star
Simplified finder chart for 106 Aquarii.

Visibility of 106 Aquarii from your location

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

Today's 106 Aquarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.3°
Max altitude: 20.2°
Azimuth: 251.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 106 Aquarii

The image below is a photograph of 106 Aquarii 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 106 Aquarii is 0.029 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 106 Aquarii star
DSS2 image of 106 Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 106 Aquarii during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 106 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

106 Aquarii is distant 331.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

101.63 pc
331.30 ly
14 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 106 Aquarii

106 Aquarii belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 106 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 106 Aquarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 106 Aquarii

106 Aquarii