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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:59  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:13

6 Trianguli

6 Trianguli is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Triangulum.

6 Trianguli visual magnitude is 4.94. Because of its moderate brightness, 6 Trianguli should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 6 Trianguli:

6 Trianguli is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 8°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 6 Trianguli

6 Trianguli is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 6 Trianguli are provided in the following table:

02h 12m 22s
+30° 18’ 11”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 6 Trianguli in the sky:

Finder chart 6 Trianguli star
Simplified finder chart for 6 Trianguli.

Visibility of 6 Trianguli from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 6 Trianguli rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 59.7°
Max altitude: 68.8°
Azimuth: 300.3°
6 Trianguli is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 6 Trianguli

The image below is a photograph of 6 Trianguli 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 6 Trianguli is -0.064 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.063 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 6 Trianguli star
DSS2 image of 6 Trianguli. The red arrow shows the motion of 6 Trianguli during the next 10000 years (-10.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 6 Trianguli from the Sun and relative movement

6 Trianguli is distant 305.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

93.63 pc
305.24 ly
-18 km/s
-0.064 arcsec/year
-0.063 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 6 Trianguli

6 Trianguli belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 6 Trianguli is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 6 Trianguli. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

6 Trianguli star system properties

6 Trianguli 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 6 Trianguli double sysyem:

3.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of 6 Trianguli

6 Trianguli