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26 Aquilae

26 Aquilae is a double giant star in the constellation of Aquila.

26 Aquilae visual magnitude is 5.01. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 Aquilae 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 Aquilae:

5.01
Giant
26 Aquilae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 32°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Aquilae

26 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 26 Aquilae are provided in the following table:

19h 20m 32s
-05° 24’ 56”
31.39°
-8.93°
Aquila

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

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

Visibility of 26 Aquilae from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 95.4°
Max altitude: 33.1°
Azimuth: 264.6°
26 Aquilae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Aquilae

The image below is a photograph of 26 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 26 Aquilae is 0.116 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.048 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 26 Aquilae star
DSS2 image of 26 Aquilae. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Aquilae during the next 1000 years (1.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.80 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 26 Aquilae from the Sun and relative movement

26 Aquilae is distant 153.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

47.24 pc
153.99 ly
-19 km/s
0.116 arcsec/year
0.048 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 26 Aquilae

26 Aquilae belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

1.64
G8III
4943K

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

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

26 Aquilae star system properties

26 Aquilae 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 26 Aquilae double sysyem:

5.01
11.81
6.8
115.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of 26 Aquilae

SAO143286
SAO143286