15 Lacertae is a multiple hypergiant star in the constellation of Lacerta.
15 Lacertae visual magnitude is 4.94. Because of its moderate brightness, 15 Lacertae should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 15 Lacertae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 15 Lacertae
15 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 15 Lacertae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 15 Lacertae in the sky:
Visibility of 15 Lacertae from your location
15 Lacertae is circumpolar and transits at 21:01 UTC (altitude: 81.8°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 15 Lacertae
The image below is a photograph of 15 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 15 Lacertae is 0.11 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.029 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 15 Lacertae from the Sun and relative movement
15 Lacertae is distant 326.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 15 Lacertae
15 Lacertae belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 15 Lacertae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
15 Lacertae star system properties
15 Lacertae is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 15 Lacertae double sysyem: