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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

62 Aquilae

62 Aquilae is a giant star in the constellation of Aquila.

62 Aquilae visual magnitude is 5.68. Because of its reltive faintness, 62 Aquilae 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 62 Aquilae:

5.68
Giant
62 Aquilae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 24°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 62 Aquilae

62 Aquilae 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 62 Aquilae are provided in the following table:

20h 04m 23s
-00° 42’ 33”
40.83°
-16.51°
Aquila

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 62 Aquilae in the sky:

Finder chart 62 Aquilae star
Simplified finder chart for 62 Aquilae.

Visibility of 62 Aquilae from your location

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

Today's 62 Aquilae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.7°
Max altitude: 37.8°
Azimuth: 269.3°
62 Aquilae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 62 Aquilae

The image below is a photograph of 62 Aquilae 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 62 Aquilae is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.118 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 62 Aquilae star
DSS2 image of 62 Aquilae. The red arrow shows the motion of 62 Aquilae during the next 1000 years (0.05 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.97 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 62 Aquilae from the Sun and relative movement

62 Aquilae is distant 582.14 light years from the Sun

178.57 pc
582.14 ly
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.118 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 62 Aquilae

62 Aquilae belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-0.58
K4III
4121K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 62 Aquilae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 62 Aquilae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 62 Aquilae

SAO144045
SAO144045