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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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26 Aquilae

Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:14 | Tran: 2:49 | Set: 8:19
Altitude: -35.6°   Azimuth: 315.5°   Direction: North-West

26 Aquilae is a double giant star of spectral class G8 in the constellation of Aquila.

26 Aquilae visual magnitude is 5.01. Because of its faintness, 26 Aquilae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Aquilae

Finder chart 26 Aquilae star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about 26 Aquilae


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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:

115.9 arcsec

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

Alternative designations of 26 Aquilae


Visibility of 26 Aquilae from your location

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

Azimuth: 95.4°
Max altitude: 33.1°
Azimuth: 264.6°