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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
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46 Aquilae

Above the horizon.  Rise: 19:42 | Tran: 2:47 | Set: 9:47
Altitude: 3.7°   Azimuth: 75.0°   Direction: East-North-East

46 Aquilae is a giant star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Aquila.

46 Aquilae visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its faintness, 46 Aquilae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 46 Aquilae

Finder chart 46 Aquilae star
Simplified finder chart for 46 Aquilae.

46 Aquilae 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 46 Aquilae are provided in the following table:

19h 42m 12s
+12° 11’ 35”
Image of 46 Aquilae star
DSS2 image of 46 Aquilae. The red arrow shows the motion of 46 Aquilae during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 46 Aquilae


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star. 46 Aquilae is also a HgMn chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 46 Aquilae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 46 Aquilae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 46 Aquilae from the Sun and relative movement

46 Aquilae is distant 719.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 32 kilometers per second.

220.75 pc
719.65 ly
-32 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 46 Aquilae


Visibility of 46 Aquilae from your location

Today's 46 Aquilae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 77.8°
Max altitude: 50.7°
Azimuth: 282.2°