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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Monocerotis in the sky:
Visibility of 14 Monocerotis from your location
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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: