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ω2 Aquilae (omega2 Aquilae)

ω2 Aquilae is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Aquila.

ω2 Aquilae visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, ω2 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 ω2 Aquilae:

ω2 Aquilae (omega2 Aquilae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ω2 Aquilae

ω2 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 ω2 Aquilae are provided in the following table:

19h 19m 53s
+11° 32’ 06”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of ω2 Aquilae in the sky:

Finder chart ω2 Aquilae (omega2 Aquilae) star
Simplified finder chart for ω2 Aquilae (omega2 Aquilae).

Visibility of ω2 Aquilae from your location

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

Today's ω2 Aquilae (omega2 Aquilae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.5°
Max altitude: 50.1°
Azimuth: 281.5°
ω2 Aquilae (omega2 Aquilae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of ω2 Aquilae

The image below is a photograph of ω2 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 ω2 Aquilae is 0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ω2 Aquilae (omega2 Aquilae) star
DSS2 image of ω2 Aquilae. The red arrow shows the motion of ω2 Aquilae during the next 10000 years (7.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of ω2 Aquilae from the Sun and relative movement

ω2 Aquilae is distant 278.39 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 26 kilometers per second.

85.40 pc
278.39 ly
-26 km/s
0.042 arcsec/year
0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ω2 Aquilae

ω2 Aquilae belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where ω2 Aquilae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of ω2 Aquilae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of ω2 Aquilae

ω2 Aquilae
(omega2 Aquilae)