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65 Geminorum

Altitude: -8.2°   Azimuth: 20.0°   Direction: North-North-East

65 Geminorum is a double giant star in the constellation of Gemini.

65 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.01. Because of its reltive faintness, 65 Geminorum 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 65 Geminorum:


65 Geminorum is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -8.2°
Azimuth: 20.0°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 65 Geminorum

65 Geminorum 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 65 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

07h 29m 48s
+27° 54’ 57”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 65 Geminorum in the sky:

Finder chart 65 Geminorum star
Simplified finder chart for 65 Geminorum.

Visibility of 65 Geminorum from your location

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

Today's 65 Geminorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.1°
Max altitude: 66.4°
Azimuth: 297.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 65 Geminorum

The image below is a photograph of 65 Geminorum 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 65 Geminorum is -0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 65 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 65 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 65 Geminorum during the next 10000 years (-5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 65 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

65 Geminorum is distant 383.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

117.51 pc
383.08 ly
36 km/s
-0.034 arcsec/year
-0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 65 Geminorum

65 Geminorum belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 65 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 65 Geminorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

65 Geminorum star system properties

65 Geminorum 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 65 Geminorum double sysyem:

12.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of 65 Geminorum

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