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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 74 Geminorum in the sky:
Visibility of 74 Geminorum from your location
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.
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.
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.