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26 Boötis

Altitude: 13.4°   Azimuth: 71.0°   Direction: East-North-East

26 Boötis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Boötes.

26 Boötis visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 Boötis should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 26 Boötis is -0.127 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.039 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 26 Boötis star
DSS2 image of 26 Boötis. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Boötis during the next 1000 years (-2.12 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.65 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 26 Boötis


26 Boötis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 13.4°
Azimuth: 71.0°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Boötis

26 Boötis 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 Boötis are provided in the following table:

14h 32m 32s
+22° 15’ 36”

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

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

Visibility of 26 Boötis from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 67.7°
Max altitude: 60.8°
Azimuth: 292.3°

Distance of 26 Boötis from the Sun and relative movement

26 Boötis is distant 167.70 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

51.44 pc
167.70 ly
-12 km/s
-0.127 arcsec/year
0.039 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 26 Boötis

26 Boötis belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of 26 Boötis