60 Aquarii is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
60 Aquarii visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, 60 Aquarii 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 60 Aquarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 60 Aquarii
60 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 60 Aquarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Aquarii in the sky:
Visibility of 60 Aquarii from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 60 Aquarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 60 Aquarii
The image below is a photograph of 60 Aquarii 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 60 Aquarii is 0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 60 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement
60 Aquarii is distant 443.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 60 Aquarii
60 Aquarii belongs to spectral class G6 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
60 Aquarii star system properties
60 Aquarii 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 60 Aquarii double sysyem: