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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:03  ☀️ Transit: 12:06  🌅 Sunset: 18:09

14 Ophiuchi

14 Ophiuchi is a giant star in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

14 Ophiuchi visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 Ophiuchi 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 Ophiuchi:

14 Ophiuchi is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Ophiuchi

14 Ophiuchi 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 Ophiuchi are provided in the following table:

16h 41m 42s
+01° 10’ 51”

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

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

Visibility of 14 Ophiuchi from your location

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

Today's 14 Ophiuchi rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 88.8°
Max altitude: 39.7°
Azimuth: 271.2°
14 Ophiuchi is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Ophiuchi

The image below is a photograph of 14 Ophiuchi 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 Ophiuchi is -0.097 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.051 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Ophiuchi star
DSS2 image of 14 Ophiuchi. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Ophiuchi during the next 1000 years (-1.62 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.85 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Ophiuchi from the Sun and relative movement

14 Ophiuchi is distant 165.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 45 kilometers per second.

50.76 pc
165.48 ly
-45 km/s
-0.097 arcsec/year
0.051 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Ophiuchi

14 Ophiuchi belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of 14 Ophiuchi

14 Ophiuchi