16 Cassiopeiae is a giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
16 Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 6.48. Because of its reltive faintness, 16 Cassiopeiae 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 Cassiopeiae:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Cassiopeiae
16 Cassiopeiae is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 16 Cassiopeiae are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 16 Cassiopeiae in the sky:
Visibility of 16 Cassiopeiae from your location
16 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 15:24 UTC (altitude: 74.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Cassiopeiae
The image below is a photograph of 16 Cassiopeiae 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 Cassiopeiae is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 16 Cassiopeiae from the Sun and relative movement
16 Cassiopeiae is distant 564.99 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 16 Cassiopeiae
16 Cassiopeiae belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 16 Cassiopeiae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.