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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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16 Geminorum

Below the horizon.  Rise: 5:49 | Tran: 13:38 | Set: 21:28
Altitude: -9.8°   Azimuth: 38.0°   Direction: North-East

16 Geminorum is a main-sequence star of spectral class A2 in the constellation of Gemini.

16 Geminorum visual magnitude is 6.22. Because of its faintness, 16 Geminorum is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Geminorum

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

16 Geminorum 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 16 Geminorum are provided in the following table:

06h 27m 56s
+20° 29’ 45”
Image of 16 Geminorum star
DSS2 image of 16 Geminorum. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Geminorum during the next 10000 years (-5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 16 Geminorum


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Distance of 16 Geminorum from the Sun and relative movement

16 Geminorum is distant 537.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

165.02 pc
537.95 ly
39 km/s
-0.035 arcsec/year
0.007 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 16 Geminorum

16 Geminorum

Visibility of 16 Geminorum from your location

Today's 16 Geminorum rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.5°
Max altitude: 59.0°
Azimuth: 290.5°