15 Monocerotis is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Monoceros.
15 Monocerotis visual magnitude is 4.66. Because of its moderate brightness, 15 Monocerotis 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 Monocerotis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 15 Monocerotis
15 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 15 Monocerotis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 15 Monocerotis in the sky:
Visibility of 15 Monocerotis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 15 Monocerotis
The image below is a photograph of 15 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 15 Monocerotis is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 15 Monocerotis from the Sun and relative movement
15 Monocerotis is distant 1,021.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 15 Monocerotis
15 Monocerotis belongs to spectral class O7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 15 Monocerotis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
15 Monocerotis star system properties
15 Monocerotis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 15 Monocerotis double sysyem: