12 Lacertae is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.
12 Lacertae visual magnitude is 5.25. Because of its reltive faintness, 12 Lacertae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 12 Lacertae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 12 Lacertae
12 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 12 Lacertae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Lacertae in the sky:
Visibility of 12 Lacertae from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
12 Lacertae is circumpolar and transits at 05:55 UTC (altitude: 78.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 12 Lacertae
The image below is a photograph of 12 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 12 Lacertae is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 12 Lacertae from the Sun and relative movement
12 Lacertae is distant 1,393.16 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 12 Lacertae
12 Lacertae belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 12 Lacertae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
12 Lacertae star system properties
12 Lacertae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 12 Lacertae double sysyem: