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14 Lacertae

14 Lacertae is a variable sub-giant star in the constellation of Lacerta.

14 Lacertae visual magnitude is 5.92. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 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 14 Lacertae:

14 Lacertae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 35°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Lacertae

14 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 14 Lacertae are provided in the following table:

22h 50m 21s
+41° 57’ 12”

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

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

Visibility of 14 Lacertae from your location

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

14 Lacertae is circumpolar and transits at 06:28 UTC (altitude: 80.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Lacertae

The image below is a photograph of 14 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 14 Lacertae is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Lacertae star
DSS2 image of 14 Lacertae. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Lacertae during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Lacertae from the Sun and relative movement

14 Lacertae is distant 1,086.67 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

333.33 pc
1,086.67 ly
-14 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Lacertae

14 Lacertae belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Lacertae is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of 14 Lacertae

14 Lacertae