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Tarazed - γ Aquilae (gamma Aquilae)

Altitude: 13.1°   Azimuth: 89.4°   Direction: East

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:

Bright giant

Tarazed - γ Aquilae (gamma Aquilae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 13.1°
Azimuth: 89.4°
Direction: East

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:

19h 46m 15s
+10° 36’ 47”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Tarazed in the sky:

Finder chart Tarazed - γ Aquilae (gamma Aquilae) star
Simplified finder chart for Tarazed - γ Aquilae (gamma Aquilae).

Visibility of Tarazed 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 Tarazed - γ Aquilae (gamma 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: 79.4°
Max altitude: 49.1°
Azimuth: 280.6°

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.

Image of Tarazed - γ Aquilae (gamma Aquilae) star
DSS2 image of Tarazed. The red arrow shows the motion of Tarazed during the next 10000 years (3.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.33 arcmin in declination);

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.

141.24 pc
460.45 ly
-2 km/s
0.018 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

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.

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

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:

132.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of Tarazed

γ Aquilae
(gamma Aquilae)