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29 Aquarii

Altitude: -54.4°   Azimuth: 18.2°   Direction: North-North-East

29 Aquarii is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Aquarius.

29 Aquarii visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, 29 Aquarii 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 29 Aquarii is 0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 29 Aquarii star
DSS2 image of 29 Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 29 Aquarii during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 29 Aquarii


29 Aquarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -54.4°
Azimuth: 18.2°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 29 Aquarii

29 Aquarii 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 29 Aquarii are provided in the following table:

22h 02m 26s
-16° 57’ 51”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 29 Aquarii in the sky:

Finder chart 29 Aquarii star
Simplified finder chart for 29 Aquarii.

Visibility of 29 Aquarii 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 29 Aquarii 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: 107.0°
Max altitude: 21.6°
Azimuth: 253.0°

Distance of 29 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

29 Aquarii is distant 471.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

144.51 pc
471.10 ly
15 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 29 Aquarii

29 Aquarii 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 29 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 29 Aquarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

29 Aquarii star system properties

29 Aquarii is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 29 Aquarii double sysyem:

3.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of 29 Aquarii