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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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74 Geminorum

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:18 | Tran: 12:49 | Set: 20:21
Alt: -12.61°   Az: 38.82°   Direction: North-East

74 Geminorum is a variable giant star of spectral class K5 in the constellation of Gemini.

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

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.

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);

Celestial Coordinates


07h 40m 53s
+17° 37’ 00”
14h 39m 42s
22h 20m 36s


07h 39m 28s
+17° 40’ 28”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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/y
0.004 "/y

Alternative Designations

74 Geminorum

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 72.4°
Max altitude: 56.1°
Azimuth: 287.6°