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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:15 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:56
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ρ Geminorum (rho Geminorum)

Above the horizon.  Rise: 2:55 | Tran: 12:16 | Set: 21:36
Alt: 46.77°   Az: 95.94°   Direction: East

ρ Geminorum is a multiple hypergiant star of spectral class F0 in the constellation of Gemini.

ρ Geminorum visual magnitude is 4.18. Because of its moderate brightness, ρ Geminorum 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.

Image of ρ Geminorum (rho Geminorum) star
DSS2 image of ρ Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of ρ Geminorum during the next 1000 years (2.58 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.92 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

07h 30m 41s
+31° 43’ 55”
20h 27m 06s
03h 57m 47s

J2000

07h 29m 06s
+31° 47’ 03”

Galactic Coordinates

187.14°
21.34°

Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

4.18
Hypergiant

2.84
F0V
7337K

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

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

Star System Properties

ρ Geminorum is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ρ Geminorum double sysyem:

4.18
7.58
3.4
220.4 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

ρ Geminorum is distant 60.30 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

18.50
60.30
-4 km/s
0.155 arcsec/y
0.175"/y

Alternative Designations

ρ Geminorum
(rho Geminorum)
62 Geminorum
SAO60118
SAO60118
Gl 274 A

Visibility from Your Location

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

Azimuth: 58.3°
Max altitude: 70.3°
Azimuth: 301.7°