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67 Ophiuchi

Altitude: -35.2°   Azimuth: 351.1°   Direction: North

67 Ophiuchi is a multiple supergiant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

67 Ophiuchi visual magnitude is 3.97. Because of its moderate brightness, 67 Ophiuchi 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 proper motion of 67 Ophiuchi is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 67 Ophiuchi star
DSS2 image of 67 Ophiuchi. The red arrow shows the motion of 67 Ophiuchi during the next 100000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -13.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 67 Ophiuchi


67 Ophiuchi is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -35.2°
Azimuth: 351.1°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 67 Ophiuchi

67 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 67 Ophiuchi are provided in the following table:

18h 00m 38s
+02° 55’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 67 Ophiuchi in the sky:

Finder chart 67 Ophiuchi star
Simplified finder chart for 67 Ophiuchi.

Visibility of 67 Ophiuchi 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 67 Ophiuchi 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: 87.1°
Max altitude: 41.5°
Azimuth: 272.9°

Distance of 67 Ophiuchi from the Sun and relative movement

67 Ophiuchi is distant 1,417.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

434.78 pc
1,417.39 ly
-4 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 67 Ophiuchi

67 Ophiuchi belongs to spectral class B5 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 67 Ophiuchi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 67 Ophiuchi. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

67 Ophiuchi star system properties

67 Ophiuchi is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 67 Ophiuchi double sysyem:

54.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of 67 Ophiuchi

67 Ophiuchi