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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:10 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:02
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χ Aquilae (chi Aquilae)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 17:43 | Tran: 0:42 | Set: 7:45
Alt: 23.16°   Az: 100.24°   Direction: East

χ Aquilae is a variable and multiple hypergiant star of spectral class G0 in the constellation of Aquila.

χ Aquilae visual magnitude is 5.27. Because of its faintness, χ Aquilae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of χ Aquilae (chi Aquilae) star
DSS2 image of χ Aquilae. The red arrow shows the motion of χ Aquilae during the next 100000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


19h 43m 43s
+11° 53’ 10”
19h 29m 35s
15h 13m 19s


19h 42m 33s
+11° 49’ 36”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart χ Aquilae (chi Aquilae) star
Simplified finder chart for χ Aquilae (chi Aquilae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Star System Properties

χ Aquilae 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 χ Aquilae double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

χ Aquilae is distant 751.15 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

-22 km/s
-0.001 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

χ Aquilae
(chi Aquilae)

Visibility from Your Location

Today's χ Aquilae (chi Aquilae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.1°
Max altitude: 50.4°
Azimuth: 281.9°