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16 Cassiopeiae

Altitude: 56.6°   Azimuth: 39.2°   Direction: North-East

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 skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

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.

Image of 16 Cassiopeiae star
DSS2 image of 16 Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Cassiopeiae during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 16 Cassiopeiae


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

Altitude: 56.6°
Azimuth: 39.2°
Direction: North-East

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:

00h 34m 24s
+66° 45’ 01”

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

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

Visibility of 16 Cassiopeiae from your location

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

16 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 13:51 UTC (altitude: 74.7°)

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.

173.31 pc
564.99 ly
-16 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year

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.

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

Alternative designations of 16 Cassiopeiae

16 Cassiopeiae