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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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59 Orionis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 6:46 | Tran: 12:53 | Set: 19:00
Altitude: 34.9°   Azimuth: 215.7°   Direction: South-West

59 Orionis is a variable and double star of spectral class A5 in the constellation of Orion.

59 Orionis visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its faintness, 59 Orionis 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 59 Orionis

Finder chart 59 Orionis star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Orionis.

59 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 59 Orionis are provided in the following table:

05h 58m 24s
+01° 50’ 12”
Image of 59 Orionis star
DSS2 image of 59 Orionis. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Orionis during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 59 Orionis



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Orionis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Orionis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

59 Orionis star system properties

59 Orionis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 59 Orionis double sysyem:

36.7 arcsec

Distance of 59 Orionis from the Sun and relative movement

59 Orionis is distant 352.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 45 kilometers per second.

108.23 pc
352.81 ly
45 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 59 Orionis


Visibility of 59 Orionis from your location

Today's 59 Orionis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.2°
Max altitude: 40.4°
Azimuth: 271.8°