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Bunda - ξ Aquarii (xi Aquarii)

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

Bunda visual magnitude is 4.69. Because of its moderate brightness, Bunda 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 Bunda:

Bunda - ξ Aquarii (xi Aquarii) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Bunda

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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Bunda in the sky:

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

Visibility of Bunda from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 97.9°
Max altitude: 30.7°
Azimuth: 262.1°
Bunda - ξ Aquarii (xi Aquarii) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of Bunda

The image below is a photograph of Bunda 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 Bunda is 0.116 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of Bunda

Bunda belongs to spectral class A7 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

Alternative designations of Bunda

ξ Aquarii
(xi Aquarii)