68 Aquarii is a giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
68 Aquarii visual magnitude is 5.26. Because of its reltive faintness, 68 Aquarii 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 68 Aquarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 68 Aquarii
68 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 68 Aquarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 68 Aquarii in the sky:
Visibility of 68 Aquarii from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 68 Aquarii
The image below is a photograph of 68 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 68 Aquarii is -0.101 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.204 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 68 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement
68 Aquarii is distant 265.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 68 Aquarii
68 Aquarii belongs to spectral class G7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 68 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.