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68 Geminorum

68 Geminorum is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Gemini.

68 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its reltive faintness, 68 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 68 Geminorum:

68 Geminorum is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 68 Geminorum

68 Geminorum 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 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

07h 33m 36s
+15° 49’ 36”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 68 Geminorum in the sky:

Finder chart 68 Geminorum star
Simplified finder chart for 68 Geminorum.

Visibility of 68 Geminorum from your location

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

Today's 68 Geminorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.2°
Max altitude: 54.3°
Azimuth: 285.8°
68 Geminorum is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 68 Geminorum

The image below is a photograph of 68 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 68 Geminorum is -0.019 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 68 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 68 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 68 Geminorum during the next 10000 years (-3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 68 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

68 Geminorum is distant 375.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

115.07 pc
375.14 ly
12 km/s
-0.019 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 68 Geminorum

68 Geminorum belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 68 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 68 Geminorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

68 Geminorum star system properties

68 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 68 Geminorum double sysyem:

0.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 68 Geminorum

68 Geminorum