66 Aquarii is a variable giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
66 Aquarii visual magnitude is 4.69. Because of its moderate brightness, 66 Aquarii should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 66 Aquarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 66 Aquarii
66 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 66 Aquarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 66 Aquarii in the sky:
Visibility of 66 Aquarii from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 66 Aquarii
The image below is a photograph of 66 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 66 Aquarii is -0.027 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.028 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 66 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement
66 Aquarii is distant 484.40 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 66 Aquarii
66 Aquarii belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 66 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.