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26 Geminorum

Altitude: 43.5°   Azimuth: 238.5°   Direction: West-South-West

26 Geminorum is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Gemini.

26 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.21. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 Geminorum 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 Geminorum:


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

Altitude: 43.5°
Azimuth: 238.5°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Geminorum

26 Geminorum 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 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

06h 42m 24s
+17° 38’ 43”

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

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

Visibility of 26 Geminorum 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 Geminorum 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: 72.4°
Max altitude: 56.2°
Azimuth: 287.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Geminorum

The image below is a photograph of 26 Geminorum 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 Geminorum is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.087 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 26 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 26 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Geminorum during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 26 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

26 Geminorum is distant 139.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

42.72 pc
139.26 ly
15 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.087 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 26 Geminorum

26 Geminorum belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of 26 Geminorum

26 Geminorum