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north SunriseRise: 6:46  
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11 Lacertae

Altitude: 6.5°   Azimuth: 10.2°   Direction: North

11 Lacertae is a giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.

11 Lacertae visual magnitude is 4.46. Because of its moderate brightness, 11 Lacertae should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 11 Lacertae:


11 Lacertae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.5°
Azimuth: 10.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 11 Lacertae

11 Lacertae is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 11 Lacertae are provided in the following table:

22h 40m 30s
+44° 16’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 11 Lacertae in the sky:

Finder chart 11 Lacertae star
Simplified finder chart for 11 Lacertae.

Visibility of 11 Lacertae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

11 Lacertae is circumpolar and transits at 22:30 UTC (altitude: 82.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 11 Lacertae

The image below is a photograph of 11 Lacertae 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 11 Lacertae is 0.094 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 11 Lacertae star
DSS2 image of 11 Lacertae. The red arrow shows the motion of 11 Lacertae during the next 1000 years (1.57 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.20 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 11 Lacertae from the Sun and relative movement

11 Lacertae is distant 301.57 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

92.51 pc
301.57 ly
-10 km/s
0.094 arcsec/year
0.012 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 11 Lacertae

11 Lacertae belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 11 Lacertae is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 11 Lacertae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 11 Lacertae

11 Lacertae