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north SunriseRise: 7:50  
clear_day Transit: 11:50  
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74 Geminorum

Altitude: 7.4°   Azimuth: 289.2°   Direction: West-North-West

74 Geminorum is a variable giant star in the constellation of Gemini.

74 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.05. Because of its reltive faintness, 74 Geminorum 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 Geminorum:


74 Geminorum is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 7.4°
Azimuth: 289.2°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 74 Geminorum

74 Geminorum 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 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

07h 39m 28s
+17° 40’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 74 Geminorum in the sky:

Finder chart 74 Geminorum star
Simplified finder chart for 74 Geminorum.

Visibility of 74 Geminorum from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 74 Geminorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.3°
Max altitude: 56.2°
Azimuth: 287.7°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 74 Geminorum

The image below is a photograph of 74 Geminorum 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 Geminorum is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 74 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 74 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 74 Geminorum during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 74 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

74 Geminorum is distant 531.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

163.13 pc
531.81 ly
28 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 74 Geminorum

74 Geminorum belongs to spectral class K5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 74 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 74 Geminorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 74 Geminorum

74 Geminorum