68 Orionis is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.
68 Orionis visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, 68 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 68 Orionis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 68 Orionis
68 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 68 Orionis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 68 Orionis in the sky:
Visibility of 68 Orionis from your location
Today's 68 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 68 Orionis
The image below is a photograph of 68 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 68 Orionis is -0.001 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 Orionis from the Sun and relative movement
68 Orionis is distant 970.24 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 31 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 68 Orionis
68 Orionis belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 68 Orionis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
68 Orionis star system properties
68 Orionis is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 68 Orionis double sysyem: