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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:54  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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15 Orionis

Altitude: -22.6°   Azimuth: 7.9°   Direction: North

15 Orionis is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Orion.

15 Orionis visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, 15 Orionis 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 Orionis:


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

Altitude: -22.6°
Azimuth: 7.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 15 Orionis

15 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 15 Orionis are provided in the following table:

05h 09m 42s
+15° 35’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 15 Orionis in the sky:

Finder chart 15 Orionis star
Simplified finder chart for 15 Orionis.

Visibility of 15 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 15 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: 74.4°
Max altitude: 54.1°
Azimuth: 285.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 15 Orionis

The image below is a photograph of 15 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 15 Orionis is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.013 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 15 Orionis star
DSS2 image of 15 Orionis. The red arrow shows the motion of 15 Orionis during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 15 Orionis from the Sun and relative movement

15 Orionis is distant 318.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

97.66 pc
318.36 ly
30 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
-0.013 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 15 Orionis

15 Orionis belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 15 Orionis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 15 Orionis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 15 Orionis