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14 Monocerotis

Altitude: 16.3°   Azimuth: 98.4°   Direction: East

14 Monocerotis is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Monoceros.

14 Monocerotis visual magnitude is 6.45. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 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 14 Monocerotis:


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

Altitude: 16.3°
Azimuth: 98.4°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Monocerotis

14 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 14 Monocerotis are provided in the following table:

06h 34m 46s
+07° 34’ 20”

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

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

Visibility of 14 Monocerotis 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 Monocerotis 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: 82.4°
Max altitude: 46.1°
Azimuth: 277.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Monocerotis

The image below is a photograph of 14 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 14 Monocerotis is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.004 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Monocerotis star
DSS2 image of 14 Monocerotis. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Monocerotis during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Monocerotis from the Sun and relative movement

14 Monocerotis is distant 361.82 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 38 kilometers per second.

110.99 pc
361.82 ly
38 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
-0.004 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Monocerotis

14 Monocerotis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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

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

14 Monocerotis star system properties

14 Monocerotis 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 14 Monocerotis double sysyem:

10.5 arcsec

Alternative designations of 14 Monocerotis

14 Monocerotis