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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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ρ Aquilae (rho Aquilae)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 20:21 | Tran: 3:42 | Set: 11:00
Altitude: -21.5°   Azimuth: 18.7°   Direction: North-North-East

ρ Aquilae is a main-sequence star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Aquila.

ρ Aquilae visual magnitude is 4.95. Because of its moderate brightness, ρ 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 ρ Aquilae

Finder chart ρ Aquilae (rho Aquilae) star
Simplified finder chart for ρ Aquilae (rho Aquilae).

ρ 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 ρ Aquilae are provided in the following table:

20h 14m 16s
+15° 11’ 50”
56.24°
-10.61°
Aquila
Image of ρ Aquilae (rho Aquilae) star
DSS2 image of ρ Aquilae. The red arrow shows the motion of ρ Aquilae during the next 10000 years (9.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 9.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ρ Aquilae

4.95
Main-sequence

and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

1.59
A2V
9226K

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

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

Distance of ρ Aquilae from the Sun and relative movement

ρ Aquilae is distant 153.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.

47.08 pc
153.48 ly
-23 km/s
0.057 arcsec/year
0.057 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ρ Aquilae

ρ Aquilae
(rho Aquilae)
SAO105878
SAO105878

Visibility of ρ Aquilae from your location

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

Azimuth: 74.8°
Max altitude: 53.7°
Azimuth: 285.2°