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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

ω1 Aquilae (omega1 Aquilae)

ω1 Aquilae is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Aquila.

ω1 Aquilae visual magnitude is 5.28. Because of its reltive faintness, ω1 Aquilae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about ω1 Aquilae:

ω1 Aquilae (omega1 Aquilae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 39°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ω1 Aquilae

ω1 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 ω1 Aquilae are provided in the following table:

19h 17m 48s
+11° 35’ 43”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ω1 Aquilae in the sky:

Finder chart ω1 Aquilae (omega1 Aquilae) star
Simplified finder chart for ω1 Aquilae (omega1 Aquilae).

Visibility of ω1 Aquilae from your location

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

Today's ω1 Aquilae (omega1 Aquilae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.4°
Max altitude: 50.1°
Azimuth: 281.6°
ω1 Aquilae (omega1 Aquilae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of ω1 Aquilae

The image below is a photograph of ω1 Aquilae 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 ω1 Aquilae is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ω1 Aquilae (omega1 Aquilae) star
DSS2 image of ω1 Aquilae. The red arrow shows the motion of ω1 Aquilae during the next 10000 years (0.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ω1 Aquilae from the Sun and relative movement

ω1 Aquilae is distant 422.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

129.53 pc
422.28 ly
-14 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ω1 Aquilae

ω1 Aquilae belongs to spectral class F0 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ω1 Aquilae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ω1 Aquilae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ω1 Aquilae

ω1 Aquilae
(omega1 Aquilae)