12 Aquarii is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
12 Aquarii visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, 12 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 12 Aquarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 12 Aquarii
12 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 12 Aquarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Aquarii in the sky:
Visibility of 12 Aquarii from your location
Today's 12 Aquarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 12 Aquarii
The image below is a photograph of 12 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 12 Aquarii is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Spectral properties of 12 Aquarii
12 Aquarii belongs to spectral class G4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
12 Aquarii star system properties
12 Aquarii is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 12 Aquarii double sysyem: