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29 Orionis

Altitude: 4.0°   Azimuth: 252.1°   Direction: West-South-West

29 Orionis is a giant star in the constellation of Orion.

29 Orionis visual magnitude is 4.14. Because of its moderate brightness, 29 Orionis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 29 Orionis:


29 Orionis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 4.0°
Azimuth: 252.1°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 29 Orionis

29 Orionis 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 Orionis are provided in the following table:

05h 23m 56s
-07° 48’ 29”

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

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

Visibility of 29 Orionis 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 Orionis 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: 97.8°
Max altitude: 30.7°
Azimuth: 262.2°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 29 Orionis

The image below is a photograph of 29 Orionis 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 29 Orionis is -0.015 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 29 Orionis star
DSS2 image of 29 Orionis. The red arrow shows the motion of 29 Orionis during the next 10000 years (-2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 29 Orionis from the Sun and relative movement

29 Orionis is distant 174.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

53.45 pc
174.24 ly
-18 km/s
-0.015 arcsec/year
-0.043 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 29 Orionis

29 Orionis belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 29 Orionis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of 29 Orionis