Tarazed - γ Aquilae (gamma Aquilae)
Tarazed, also designated as γ Aquilae (gamma Aquilae), is a double bright giant star in the constellation of Aquila.
Tarazed visual magnitude is 2.72. Thanks to its high brightness, Tarazed is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Tarazed:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Tarazed
Tarazed 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 Tarazed are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Tarazed in the sky:
Visibility of Tarazed from your location
Today's Tarazed - γ Aquilae (gamma Aquilae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of Tarazed
The image below is a photograph of Tarazed 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 Tarazed is 0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Tarazed from the Sun and relative movement
Tarazed is distant 460.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Tarazed
Tarazed belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Tarazed is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Tarazed star system properties
Tarazed is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Tarazed double sysyem: