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26 Librae

26 Librae is a giant star in the constellation of Libra.

26 Librae visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 Librae 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 Librae:

6.17
Giant
26 Librae is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Librae

26 Librae 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 Librae are provided in the following table:

15h 14m 33s
-17° 46’ 06”
344.68°
33.26°
Libra

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

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

Visibility of 26 Librae from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 107.8°
Max altitude: 20.8°
Azimuth: 252.2°
26 Librae is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Librae

The image below is a photograph of 26 Librae 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 Librae is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 26 Librae star
DSS2 image of 26 Librae. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Librae during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 26 Librae from the Sun and relative movement

26 Librae is distant 1,283.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

393.70 pc
1,283.46 ly
-26 km/s
-0.022 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 26 Librae

26 Librae belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.81
B9III
10795K

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

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

Alternative designations of 26 Librae

SAO159122
SAO159122