25 Aquarii is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
25 Aquarii visual magnitude is 5.1. Because of its reltive faintness, 25 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 25 Aquarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 25 Aquarii
25 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 25 Aquarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 25 Aquarii in the sky:
Visibility of 25 Aquarii from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 25 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 25 Aquarii
The image below is a photograph of 25 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 25 Aquarii is -0.026 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.082 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 25 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement
25 Aquarii is distant 240.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 25 Aquarii
25 Aquarii belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 25 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
25 Aquarii star system properties
25 Aquarii is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 25 Aquarii double sysyem: