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96 Aquarii

Altitude: 20.6°   Azimuth: 128.6°   Direction: South-East

96 Aquarii is a double sub-giant star in the constellation of Aquarius.

96 Aquarii visual magnitude is 5.55. Because of its reltive faintness, 96 Aquarii 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 96 Aquarii:


96 Aquarii is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 20.6°
Azimuth: 128.6°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 96 Aquarii

96 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 96 Aquarii are provided in the following table:

23h 19m 23s
-05° 07’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 96 Aquarii in the sky:

Finder chart 96 Aquarii star
Simplified finder chart for 96 Aquarii.

Visibility of 96 Aquarii from your location

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

Today's 96 Aquarii rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 95.1°
Max altitude: 33.4°
Azimuth: 264.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 96 Aquarii

The image below is a photograph of 96 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 96 Aquarii is 0.202 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 96 Aquarii star
DSS2 image of 96 Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 96 Aquarii during the next 1000 years (3.37 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 96 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

96 Aquarii is distant 113.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

34.82 pc
113.51 ly
-9 km/s
0.202 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 96 Aquarii

96 Aquarii belongs to spectral class F3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 96 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 96 Aquarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

96 Aquarii star system properties

96 Aquarii is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 96 Aquarii double sysyem:

10.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of 96 Aquarii