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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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8 Aquilae

Below the horizon.  Rise: 17:54 | Tran: 23:36 | Set: 5:21
Alt: -11.67°   Az: 80.47°   Direction: East

8 Aquilae is a giant star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Aquila.

8 Aquilae visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its faintness, 8 Aquilae 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.

Image of 8 Aquilae star
DSS2 image of 8 Aquilae. The red arrow shows the motion of 8 Aquilae during the next 10000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


18h 52m 39s
-03° 17’ 13”
17h 01m 19s
11h 53m 59s


18h 51m 22s
-03° 19’ 04”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 8 Aquilae star
Simplified finder chart for 8 Aquilae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 8 Aquilae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 8 Aquilae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

8 Aquilae is distant 276.27 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

12 km/s

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

Today's 8 Aquilae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.3°
Max altitude: 35.2°
Azimuth: 266.7°