Libertas - ξ Aquilae (xi Aquilae)
Libertas, also designated as ξ Aquilae (xi Aquilae), is a giant star in the constellation of Aquila.
Libertas visual magnitude is 4.71. Because of its moderate brightness, Libertas 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 Libertas:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Libertas
Libertas 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 Libertas are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Libertas in the sky:
Visibility of Libertas from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Today's Libertas - ξ Aquilae (xi Aquilae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Libertas
The image below is a photograph of Libertas 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 Libertas is 0.101 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.081 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Libertas from the Sun and relative movement
Libertas is distant 204.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 42 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Libertas
Libertas belongs to spectral class G9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Libertas is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.