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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 68 Geminorum in the sky:
Visibility of 68 Geminorum from your location
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.
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.
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.
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: