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34 Boötis

Altitude: 5.6°   Azimuth: 53.3°   Direction: North-East

34 Boötis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Boötes.

34 Boötis visual magnitude is 4.81. Because of its moderate brightness, 34 Boötis should be easily visible from locations with dark skies, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 34 Boötis is -0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 34 Boötis star
DSS2 image of 34 Boötis. The red arrow shows the motion of 34 Boötis during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 34 Boötis


34 Boötis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 5.6°
Azimuth: 53.3°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 34 Boötis

34 Boötis is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 34 Boötis are provided in the following table:

14h 43m 25s
+26° 31’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 34 Boötis in the sky:

Finder chart 34 Boötis star
Simplified finder chart for 34 Boötis.

Visibility of 34 Boötis 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 34 Boötis 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: 63.5°
Max altitude: 65.0°
Azimuth: 296.5°

Distance of 34 Boötis from the Sun and relative movement

34 Boötis is distant 888.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

272.48 pc
888.28 ly
6 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 34 Boötis

34 Boötis belongs to spectral class M3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 34 Boötis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 34 Boötis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 34 Boötis