τ Aquilae (tau Aquilae)
τ Aquilae is a giant star in the constellation of Aquila.
τ Aquilae visual magnitude is 5.52. Because of its reltive faintness, τ Aquilae should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.
The proper motion of τ Aquilae is 0.016 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Key facts about τ Aquilae
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of τ Aquilae
τ 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 τ Aquilae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of τ Aquilae in the sky:
Visibility of τ Aquilae from your location
Today's τ Aquilae (tau Aquilae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Distance of τ Aquilae from the Sun and relative movement
τ Aquilae is distant 526.66 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of τ Aquilae
τ Aquilae belongs to spectral class K0
The red dot in the diagram below shows where τ Aquilae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.