85 Geminorum is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Gemini.
85 Geminorum visual magnitude is 5.35. Because of its reltive faintness, 85 Geminorum 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 85 Geminorum:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 85 Geminorum in the sky:
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):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 85 Geminorum
The image below is a photograph of 85 Geminorum 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 85 Geminorum is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.043 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of 85 Geminorum
85 Geminorum belongs to spectral class A0 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.