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SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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44 Aquarii

Altitude: -40.2°   Azimuth: 329.8°   Direction: North-North-West

44 Aquarii is a variable giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

44 Aquarii visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, 44 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 44 Aquarii is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 44 Aquarii star
DSS2 image of 44 Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 44 Aquarii during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 44 Aquarii


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

Altitude: -40.2°
Azimuth: 329.8°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 44 Aquarii

44 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 44 Aquarii are provided in the following table:

22h 17m 06s
-05° 23’ 13”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 44 Aquarii in the sky:

Finder chart 44 Aquarii star
Simplified finder chart for 44 Aquarii.

Visibility of 44 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 44 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: 95.4°
Max altitude: 33.1°
Azimuth: 264.6°

Distance of 44 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

44 Aquarii is distant 341.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

104.60 pc
341.00 ly
7 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 44 Aquarii

44 Aquarii belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 44 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 44 Aquarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 44 Aquarii