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14 Boötis

Altitude: 8.3°   Azimuth: 79.7°   Direction: East

14 Boötis is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Boötes.

14 Boötis visual magnitude is 5.54. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 Boötis 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 14 Boötis is -0.256 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Boötis star
DSS2 image of 14 Boötis. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Boötis during the next 1000 years (-4.27 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.87 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 14 Boötis


14 Boötis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 8.3°
Azimuth: 79.7°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Boötis

14 Boötis 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 14 Boötis are provided in the following table:

14h 14m 05s
+12° 57’ 33”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Boötis in the sky:

Finder chart 14 Boötis star
Simplified finder chart for 14 Boötis.

Visibility of 14 Boötis 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 14 Boötis 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: 77.0°
Max altitude: 51.5°
Azimuth: 283.0°

Distance of 14 Boötis from the Sun and relative movement

14 Boötis is distant 108.45 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

33.27 pc
108.45 ly
-39 km/s
-0.256 arcsec/year
-0.052 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Boötis

14 Boötis belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Boötis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 14 Boötis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 14 Boötis