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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Astronomical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

85 Geminorum

Below the horizon.  Rise: 7:20 | Tran: 15:06 | Set: 22:51
Altitude: -18.3°   Azimuth: 351.7°   Direction: North

85 Geminorum is a hypergiant star of spectral class A0 in the constellation of Gemini.

85 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its faintness, 85 Geminorum 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 85 Geminorum

Finder chart 85 Geminorum star
Simplified finder chart for 85 Geminorum.

85 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 85 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

07h 55m 39s
+19° 53’ 02”
Image of 85 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 85 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 85 Geminorum during the next 10000 years (-3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -7.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 85 Geminorum


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 85 Geminorum is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 85 Geminorum. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 85 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

85 Geminorum is distant 339.23 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.

104.06 pc
339.23 ly
11 km/s
-0.018 arcsec/year
-0.043 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 85 Geminorum

85 Geminorum

Visibility of 85 Geminorum from your location

Today's 85 Geminorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.1°
Max altitude: 58.4°
Azimuth: 289.9°