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26 Ophiuchi

Altitude: -14.7°   Azimuth: 248.2°   Direction: West-South-West

26 Ophiuchi is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

26 Ophiuchi visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 Ophiuchi 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 Ophiuchi:


26 Ophiuchi is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -14.7°
Azimuth: 248.2°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Ophiuchi

26 Ophiuchi 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 Ophiuchi are provided in the following table:

17h 00m 09s
-24° 59’ 21”

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

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

Visibility of 26 Ophiuchi 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 Ophiuchi 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: 115.0°
Max altitude: 13.5°
Azimuth: 245.0°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Ophiuchi

The image below is a photograph of 26 Ophiuchi 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 Ophiuchi is 0.061 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.057 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 26 Ophiuchi star
DSS2 image of 26 Ophiuchi. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Ophiuchi during the next 10000 years (10.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 26 Ophiuchi from the Sun and relative movement

26 Ophiuchi is distant 108.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

33.28 pc
108.49 ly
19 km/s
0.061 arcsec/year
-0.057 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 26 Ophiuchi

26 Ophiuchi belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of 26 Ophiuchi

26 Ophiuchi