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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?

ν Aquilae (nu Aquilae)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 20:35 | Tran: 2:39 | Set: 8:39
Altitude: 35.2°   Azimuth: 208.9°   Direction: South-South-West

ν Aquilae is a variable and double supergiant star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Aquila.

ν Aquilae visual magnitude is 4.66. Because of its moderate brightness, ν Aquilae 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 ν Aquilae

Finder chart ν Aquilae (nu Aquilae) star
Simplified finder chart for ν Aquilae (nu Aquilae).

ν Aquilae 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 ν Aquilae are provided in the following table:

19h 26m 31s
+00° 20’ 18”
Image of ν Aquilae (nu Aquilae) star
DSS2 image of ν Aquilae. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Aquilae during the next 100000 years (0.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ν Aquilae


and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


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

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

ν Aquilae star system properties

ν Aquilae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ν Aquilae double sysyem:

201 arcsec

Distance of ν Aquilae from the Sun and relative movement

ν Aquilae is distant 11,642.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

3,571.43 pc
11,642.86 ly
-1 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ν Aquilae

ν Aquilae
(nu Aquilae)

Visibility of ν Aquilae from your location

Today's ν Aquilae (nu Aquilae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.7°
Max altitude: 38.9°
Azimuth: 270.3°