98 Aquarii is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Aquarius.
98 Aquarii visual magnitude is 3.97. Because of its moderate brightness, 98 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 98 Aquarii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 98 Aquarii
98 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 98 Aquarii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 98 Aquarii in the sky:
Visibility of 98 Aquarii from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 98 Aquarii
The image below is a photograph of 98 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 98 Aquarii is -0.12 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.096 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 98 Aquarii from the Sun and relative movement
98 Aquarii is distant 161.87 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 98 Aquarii
98 Aquarii belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 98 Aquarii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.