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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:36  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:29

88 Aquarii

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

88 Aquarii visual magnitude is 3.66. Because of its moderate brightness, 88 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 88 Aquarii:

88 Aquarii is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 1°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 88 Aquarii

88 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 88 Aquarii are provided in the following table:

23h 09m 26s
-21° 10’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 88 Aquarii in the sky:

Finder chart 88 Aquarii star
Simplified finder chart for 88 Aquarii.

Visibility of 88 Aquarii from your location

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

Today's 88 Aquarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 111.2°
Max altitude: 17.3°
Azimuth: 248.8°
88 Aquarii is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 88 Aquarii

The image below is a photograph of 88 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 88 Aquarii is 0.055 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 88 Aquarii star
DSS2 image of 88 Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 88 Aquarii during the next 10000 years (9.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 88 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

88 Aquarii is distant 233.52 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

71.63 pc
233.52 ly
21 km/s
0.055 arcsec/year
0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 88 Aquarii

88 Aquarii belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 88 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 88 Aquarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 88 Aquarii