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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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68 Orionis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 5:45 | Tran: 13:30 | Set: 21:15
Altitude: 58.0°   Azimuth: 190.5°   Direction: South

68 Orionis is a double main-sequence star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Orion.

68 Orionis visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its faintness, 68 Orionis is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 68 Orionis

Finder chart 68 Orionis star
Simplified finder chart for 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:

06h 12m 01s
+19° 47’ 26”
Image of 68 Orionis star
DSS2 image of 68 Orionis. The red arrow shows the motion of 68 Orionis during the next 10000 years (-0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 68 Orionis


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.

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

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:

86.3 arcsec

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.

297.62 pc
970.24 ly
31 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 68 Orionis


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):

Azimuth: 70.2°
Max altitude: 58.3°
Azimuth: 289.8°