71 Orionis is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Orion.
71 Orionis visual magnitude is 5.2. Because of its reltive faintness, 71 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 71 Orionis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 71 Orionis
71 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 71 Orionis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 71 Orionis in the sky:
Visibility of 71 Orionis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 71 Orionis
The image below is a photograph of 71 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 71 Orionis is -0.098 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.188 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 71 Orionis from the Sun and relative movement
71 Orionis is distant 68.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 36 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 71 Orionis
71 Orionis belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 71 Orionis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
71 Orionis star system properties
71 Orionis 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 71 Orionis double sysyem: