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14 Orionis

Altitude: -28.1°   Azimuth: 339.9°   Direction: North-North-West

14 Orionis is a double star in the constellation of Orion.

14 Orionis visual magnitude is 5.34. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 Orionis 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 Orionis:


14 Orionis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -28.1°
Azimuth: 339.9°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Orionis

14 Orionis 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 Orionis are provided in the following table:

05h 07m 52s
+08° 29’ 53”

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

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

Visibility of 14 Orionis 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 Orionis 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: 81.5°
Max altitude: 47.0°
Azimuth: 278.5°
14 Orionis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Orionis

The image below is a photograph of 14 Orionis 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 Orionis is 0.024 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.065 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Orionis star
DSS2 image of 14 Orionis. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Orionis during the next 10000 years (4.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Orionis from the Sun and relative movement

14 Orionis is distant 193.59 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

59.38 pc
193.59 ly
6 km/s
0.024 arcsec/year
-0.065 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Orionis

14 Orionis belongs to spectral class A 14 Orionis is also a so called metallic star.


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

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

14 Orionis star system properties

14 Orionis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 14 Orionis double sysyem:

0.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of 14 Orionis