74 Orionis is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Orion.
74 Orionis visual magnitude is 5.04. Because of its reltive faintness, 74 Orionis 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 Orionis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 74 Orionis
74 Orionis 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 Orionis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 74 Orionis in the sky:
Visibility of 74 Orionis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 74 Orionis
The image below is a photograph of 74 Orionis 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 Orionis is 0.082 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.186 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 74 Orionis from the Sun and relative movement
74 Orionis is distant 63.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 74 Orionis
74 Orionis belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 74 Orionis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
74 Orionis star system properties
74 Orionis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 74 Orionis double sysyem: