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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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71 Aquilae

Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:38 | Tran: 3:35 | Set: 9:27
Altitude: -32.7°   Azimuth: 320.2°   Direction: North-West

71 Aquilae is a variable and double giant star of spectral class G7 in the constellation of Aquila.

71 Aquilae visual magnitude is 4.32. Because of its moderate brightness, 71 Aquilae is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 71 Aquilae

Finder chart 71 Aquilae star
Simplified finder chart for 71 Aquilae.

71 Aquilae 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 71 Aquilae are provided in the following table:

20h 38m 20s
-01° 06’ 19”
Image of 71 Aquilae star
DSS2 image of 71 Aquilae. The red arrow shows the motion of 71 Aquilae during the next 10000 years (2.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 71 Aquilae


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 71 Aquilae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 71 Aquilae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

71 Aquilae star system properties

71 Aquilae 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 71 Aquilae double sysyem:

32.2 arcsec

Distance of 71 Aquilae from the Sun and relative movement

71 Aquilae is distant 383.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

117.65 pc
383.53 ly
-6 km/s
0.015 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 71 Aquilae


Visibility of 71 Aquilae from your location

Today's 71 Aquilae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.1°
Max altitude: 37.4°
Azimuth: 268.9°