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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:10 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:02
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70 Geminorum

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:38 | Tran: 12:41 | Set: 22:44
Alt: 6.79°   Az: 321.05°   Direction: North-West

70 Geminorum is a multiple hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Gemini.

70 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its faintness, 70 Geminorum 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.

Image of 70 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 70 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 70 Geminorum during the next 10000 years (6.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

07h 40m 09s
+34° 59’ 28”
08h 41m 27s
16h 21m 36s

J2000

07h 38m 32s
+35° 02’ 54”

Galactic Coordinates

184.45°
24.24°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 70 Geminorum star
Simplified finder chart for 70 Geminorum.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.56
Hypergiant

0.70
K0III
4917K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 70 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 70 Geminorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

70 Geminorum is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 70 Geminorum double sysyem:

5.56
10.16
4.6
159.9 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

70 Geminorum is distant 306.10 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.

93.90
306.10
-36 km/s
0.037 arcsec/y
0.03"/y

Alternative Designations

70 Geminorum
SAO60243
SAO60243

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 70 Geminorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 55.0°
Max altitude: 73.5°
Azimuth: 305.0°