12 Aquilae is a variable giant star in the constellation of Aquila.
12 Aquilae visual magnitude is 4.02. Because of its moderate brightness, 12 Aquilae should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 12 Aquilae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 12 Aquilae
12 Aquilae 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 Aquilae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Aquilae in the sky:
Visibility of 12 Aquilae from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 12 Aquilae
The image below is a photograph of 12 Aquilae 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 Aquilae is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.033 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 12 Aquilae from the Sun and relative movement
12 Aquilae is distant 148.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 44 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 12 Aquilae
12 Aquilae belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 12 Aquilae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.