74 Ophiuchi is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
74 Ophiuchi visual magnitude is 4.86. Because of its moderate brightness, 74 Ophiuchi should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 74 Ophiuchi:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 74 Ophiuchi
74 Ophiuchi 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 Ophiuchi are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 74 Ophiuchi in the sky:
Visibility of 74 Ophiuchi from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 74 Ophiuchi
The image below is a photograph of 74 Ophiuchi 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 Ophiuchi is 0 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 74 Ophiuchi from the Sun and relative movement
74 Ophiuchi is distant 269.20 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 74 Ophiuchi
74 Ophiuchi belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 74 Ophiuchi is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
74 Ophiuchi star system properties
74 Ophiuchi 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 Ophiuchi double sysyem: