74 Aquarii is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
74 Aquarii visual magnitude is 5.8. Because of its reltive faintness, 74 Aquarii 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 74 Aquarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 74 Aquarii
74 Aquarii 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 74 Aquarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 74 Aquarii in the sky:
Visibility of 74 Aquarii from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 74 Aquarii
The image below is a photograph of 74 Aquarii 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 74 Aquarii is 0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 74 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement
74 Aquarii is distant 657.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 74 Aquarii
74 Aquarii belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 74 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
74 Aquarii star system properties
74 Aquarii 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 74 Aquarii double sysyem: