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59 Orionis

Altitude: 25.2°   Azimuth: 237.6°   Direction: West-South-West

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

59 Orionis visual magnitude is 5.9. Because of its reltive faintness, 59 Orionis should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 59 Orionis:


59 Orionis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 25.2°
Azimuth: 237.6°
Direction: West-South-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 59 Orionis in the sky:

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

Visibility of 59 Orionis 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 59 Orionis 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: 88.2°
Max altitude: 40.4°
Azimuth: 271.8°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 59 Orionis

The image below is a photograph of 59 Orionis from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of 59 Orionis is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of 59 Orionis

59 Orionis belongs to spectral class A5


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

Alternative designations of 59 Orionis