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97 Aquarii

97 Aquarii is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Aquarius.

97 Aquarii visual magnitude is 5.2. Because of its reltive faintness, 97 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 97 Aquarii:

97 Aquarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 97 Aquarii

97 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 97 Aquarii are provided in the following table:

23h 22m 39s
-15° 02’ 21”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 97 Aquarii in the sky:

Finder chart 97 Aquarii star
Simplified finder chart for 97 Aquarii.

Visibility of 97 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 97 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: 105.0°
Max altitude: 23.5°
Azimuth: 255.0°
97 Aquarii is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 97 Aquarii

The image below is a photograph of 97 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 97 Aquarii is 0.112 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 97 Aquarii star
DSS2 image of 97 Aquarii. The red arrow shows the motion of 97 Aquarii during the next 1000 years (1.87 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.32 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 97 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement

97 Aquarii is distant 237.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

72.73 pc
237.09 ly
-12 km/s
0.112 arcsec/year
0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 97 Aquarii

97 Aquarii belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 97 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 97 Aquarii. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

97 Aquarii star system properties

97 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 97 Aquarii double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of 97 Aquarii