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16 Arietis

Altitude: 54.2°   Azimuth: 122.8°   Direction: East-South-East

16 Arietis is a giant star in the constellation of Aries.

16 Arietis visual magnitude is 6.02. Because of its reltive faintness, 16 Arietis 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 16 Arietis:


16 Arietis is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 54.2°
Azimuth: 122.8°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Arietis

16 Arietis 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 16 Arietis are provided in the following table:

02h 11m 12s
+25° 56’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 16 Arietis in the sky:

Finder chart 16 Arietis star
Simplified finder chart for 16 Arietis.

Visibility of 16 Arietis 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 16 Arietis 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: 64.1°
Max altitude: 64.5°
Azimuth: 295.9°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Arietis

The image below is a photograph of 16 Arietis 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 16 Arietis is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 16 Arietis star
DSS2 image of 16 Arietis. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Arietis during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 16 Arietis from the Sun and relative movement

16 Arietis is distant 800.98 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.

245.70 pc
800.98 ly
-19 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 16 Arietis

16 Arietis belongs to spectral class K4


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 16 Arietis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 16 Arietis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 16 Arietis