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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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61 Ophiuchi

Below the horizon.  Rise: 18:54 | Tran: 1:09 | Set: 7:20
Altitude: -6.3°   Azimuth: 77.8°   Direction: East-North-East

61 Ophiuchi is a multiple sub-giant star of spectral class A1 in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

61 Ophiuchi visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its faintness, 61 Ophiuchi 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 61 Ophiuchi

Finder chart 61 Ophiuchi star
Simplified finder chart for 61 Ophiuchi.

61 Ophiuchi 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 61 Ophiuchi are provided in the following table:

17h 44m 34s
+02° 34’ 45”
27.5°
16.04°
Ophiuchus
Image of 61 Ophiuchi star
DSS2 image of 61 Ophiuchi. The red arrow shows the motion of 61 Ophiuchi during the next 10000 years (0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 61 Ophiuchi

6.17
Sub-giant

and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

0.42
A1IV
9328K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 61 Ophiuchi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 61 Ophiuchi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

61 Ophiuchi star system properties

61 Ophiuchi is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 61 Ophiuchi double sysyem:

6.17
6.57
0.4
20.6 arcsec

Distance of 61 Ophiuchi from the Sun and relative movement

61 Ophiuchi is distant 459.80 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.

141.04 pc
459.80 ly
-31 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
0.014 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 61 Ophiuchi

61 Ophiuchi
SAO122690
SAO122690

Visibility of 61 Ophiuchi from your location

Today's 61 Ophiuchi rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.4°
Max altitude: 41.1°
Azimuth: 272.6°