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16 Camelopardalis

Altitude: 19.7°   Azimuth: 351.6°   Direction: North

16 Camelopardalis is a double hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

16 Camelopardalis visual magnitude is 5.28. Because of its reltive faintness, 16 Camelopardalis 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 Camelopardalis:


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

Altitude: 19.7°
Azimuth: 351.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Camelopardalis

16 Camelopardalis 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 Camelopardalis are provided in the following table:

05h 23m 27s
+57° 32’ 39”

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

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

Visibility of 16 Camelopardalis from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

16 Camelopardalis is circumpolar and transits at 00:09 UTC (altitude: 83.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Camelopardalis

The image below is a photograph of 16 Camelopardalis 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 Camelopardalis is 0.013 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.055 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 16 Camelopardalis star
DSS2 image of 16 Camelopardalis. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Camelopardalis during the next 10000 years (2.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 16 Camelopardalis from the Sun and relative movement

16 Camelopardalis is distant 339.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

104.28 pc
339.94 ly
12 km/s
0.013 arcsec/year
-0.055 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 16 Camelopardalis

16 Camelopardalis belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 16 Camelopardalis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

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

16 Camelopardalis star system properties

16 Camelopardalis 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 16 Camelopardalis double sysyem:

106.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 16 Camelopardalis

16 Camelopardalis