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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:55  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:29
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82 Aquarii

Altitude: 9.4°   Azimuth: 113.3°   Direction: East-South-East

82 Aquarii is a giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

82 Aquarii visual magnitude is 6.15. Because of its reltive faintness, 82 Aquarii should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 82 Aquarii is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 82 Aquarii star
DSS2 image of 82 Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 82 Aquarii during the next 10000 years (-0.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 82 Aquarii


82 Aquarii is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 9.4°
Azimuth: 113.3°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 82 Aquarii

82 Aquarii 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 82 Aquarii are provided in the following table:

23h 02m 32s
-06° 34’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 82 Aquarii in the sky:

Finder chart 82 Aquarii star
Simplified finder chart for 82 Aquarii.

Visibility of 82 Aquarii from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's 82 Aquarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 96.6°
Max altitude: 31.9°
Azimuth: 263.4°

Distance of 82 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

82 Aquarii is distant 1,239.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

380.23 pc
1,239.54 ly
-8 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 82 Aquarii

82 Aquarii belongs to spectral class M2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 82 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 82 Aquarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 82 Aquarii