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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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60 Orionis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 7:16 | Tran: 13:17 | Set: 19:18
Altitude: 39.1°   Azimuth: 182.1°   Direction: South

60 Orionis is a double main-sequence star of spectral class A1 in the constellation of Orion.

60 Orionis visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its faintness, 60 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 60 Orionis

Finder chart 60 Orionis star
Simplified finder chart for 60 Orionis.

60 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 60 Orionis are provided in the following table:

05h 58m 49s
+00° 33’ 11”
Image of 60 Orionis star
DSS2 image of 60 Orionis. The red arrow shows the motion of 60 Orionis during the next 10000 years (-2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 60 Orionis


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Orionis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 60 Orionis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

60 Orionis star system properties

60 Orionis is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 60 Orionis double sysyem:

19.1 arcsec

Distance of 60 Orionis from the Sun and relative movement

60 Orionis is distant 367.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 35 kilometers per second.

112.61 pc
367.12 ly
35 km/s
-0.013 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 60 Orionis


Visibility of 60 Orionis from your location

Today's 60 Orionis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.4°
Max altitude: 39.1°
Azimuth: 270.6°