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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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86 Aquarii

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:18 | Tran: 6:03 | Set: 9:47
Altitude: 8.2°   Azimuth: 213.6°   Direction: South-South-West

86 Aquarii is a double giant star of spectral class G9 in the constellation of Aquarius.

86 Aquarii visual magnitude is 4.47. Because of its moderate brightness, 86 Aquarii is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 86 Aquarii

Finder chart 86 Aquarii star
Simplified finder chart for 86 Aquarii.

86 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 86 Aquarii are provided in the following table:

23h 06m 40s
-23° 44’ 35”
Image of 86 Aquarii star
DSS2 image of 86 Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 86 Aquarii during the next 10000 years (11.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 86 Aquarii


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 86 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 86 Aquarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

86 Aquarii star system properties

86 Aquarii is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 86 Aquarii double sysyem:

2.9 arcsec

Distance of 86 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

86 Aquarii is distant 188.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

57.74 pc
188.22 ly
15 km/s
0.066 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 86 Aquarii


Visibility of 86 Aquarii from your location

Today's 86 Aquarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.7°
Max altitude: 14.8°
Azimuth: 246.3°