66 Orionis is a giant star in the constellation of Orion.
66 Orionis visual magnitude is 5.63. Because of its reltive faintness, 66 Orionis 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 66 Orionis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 66 Orionis
66 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 66 Orionis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 66 Orionis in the sky:
Visibility of 66 Orionis from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's 66 Orionis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 66 Orionis
The image below is a photograph of 66 Orionis 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 Orionis is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 66 Orionis from the Sun and relative movement
66 Orionis is distant 2,488.55 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 66 Orionis
66 Orionis belongs to spectral class G4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 66 Orionis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.