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49 Aquarii

Altitude: -62.4°   Azimuth: 341.7°   Direction: North-North-West

49 Aquarii is a giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

49 Aquarii visual magnitude is 5.53. Because of its reltive faintness, 49 Aquarii should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 49 Aquarii is 0.103 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 49 Aquarii star
DSS2 image of 49 Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 49 Aquarii during the next 1000 years (1.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 49 Aquarii


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

Altitude: -62.4°
Azimuth: 341.7°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 49 Aquarii

49 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 49 Aquarii are provided in the following table:

22h 23m 30s
-24° 45’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 49 Aquarii in the sky:

Finder chart 49 Aquarii star
Simplified finder chart for 49 Aquarii.

Visibility of 49 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 49 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: 114.8°
Max altitude: 13.8°
Azimuth: 245.2°

Distance of 49 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

49 Aquarii is distant 271.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

83.33 pc
271.67 ly
-11 km/s
0.103 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 49 Aquarii

49 Aquarii belongs to spectral class G9


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 49 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 49 Aquarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 49 Aquarii