86 Aquarii is a double giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
86 Aquarii visual magnitude is 4.47. Because of its moderate brightness, 86 Aquarii should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 86 Aquarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 86 Aquarii in the sky:
Visibility of 86 Aquarii from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 86 Aquarii
The image below is a photograph of 86 Aquarii 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 86 Aquarii is 0.066 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of 86 Aquarii
86 Aquarii belongs to spectral class G9 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.
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: