We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. Learn more.
We're free & ads-free thanks to your support
public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:57 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:10
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Aquarius » 

Bunda - ξ Aquarii (xi Aquarii)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 21:53 | Tran: 3:15 | Set: 8:34
Altitude: -44.7°   Azimuth: 339.3°   Direction: North-North-West

Bunda, also designated as ξ Aquarii (xi Aquarii), is a double main-sequence star of spectral class A7 in the constellation of Aquarius.

Bunda visual magnitude is 4.69. Because of its moderate brightness, Bunda is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Bunda

Finder chart Bunda - ξ Aquarii (xi Aquarii) star
Simplified finder chart for Bunda - ξ Aquarii (xi Aquarii).

Bunda 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 Bunda are provided in the following table:

21h 37m 45s
-07° 51’ 15”
Image of Bunda - ξ Aquarii (xi Aquarii) star
DSS2 image of Bunda. The red arrow shows the motion of Bunda during the next 1000 years (1.93 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.42 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Bunda


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Bunda star system properties

Bunda 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 Bunda double sysyem:

0.1 arcsec

Distance of Bunda from the Sun and relative movement

Bunda is distant 178.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

54.76 pc
178.53 ly
-21 km/s
0.116 arcsec/year
-0.025 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of Bunda

ξ Aquarii
(xi Aquarii)

Visibility of Bunda from your location

Today's Bunda - ξ Aquarii (xi Aquarii) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 97.9°
Max altitude: 30.7°
Azimuth: 262.1°