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26 Aquarii

26 Aquarii is a giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

26 Aquarii visual magnitude is 5.67. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 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 26 Aquarii:

5.67
Giant
26 Aquarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Aquarii

26 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 26 Aquarii are provided in the following table:

21h 42m 10s
+01° 17’ 07”
57.05°
-36.37°
Aquarius

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Aquarii in the sky:

Finder chart 26 Aquarii star
Simplified finder chart for 26 Aquarii.

Visibility of 26 Aquarii from your location

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

Today's 26 Aquarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.7°
Max altitude: 39.8°
Azimuth: 271.3°
26 Aquarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Aquarii

The image below is a photograph of 26 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 26 Aquarii is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 26 Aquarii star
DSS2 image of 26 Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Aquarii during the next 100000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 26 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

26 Aquarii is distant 1,582.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

485.44 pc
1,582.52 ly
10 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 26 Aquarii

26 Aquarii belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-2.76
K2III
3886K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 26 Aquarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 26 Aquarii

SAO126997
SAO126997