12 Monocerotis is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Monoceros.
12 Monocerotis visual magnitude is 5.84. Because of its reltive faintness, 12 Monocerotis 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 Monocerotis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 12 Monocerotis
12 Monocerotis 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 12 Monocerotis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 12 Monocerotis in the sky:
Visibility of 12 Monocerotis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 12 Monocerotis
The image below is a photograph of 12 Monocerotis 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 Monocerotis is -0.037 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 12 Monocerotis from the Sun and relative movement
12 Monocerotis is distant 517.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 12 Monocerotis
12 Monocerotis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 12 Monocerotis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.