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Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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16 Lacertae

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 36.79°   Az: 293.28°   Direction: West-North-West

16 Lacertae is a variable and multiple sub-giant star of spectral class B2 in the constellation of Lacerta.

16 Lacertae visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its faintness, 16 Lacertae 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.

16 Lacertae is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere.

Image of 16 Lacertae star
DSS2 image of 16 Lacertae. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Lacertae during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


22h 57m 31s
+41° 44’ 07”
05h 21m 18s
04h 18m 49s


22h 56m 23s
+41° 36’ 14”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



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

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

Star System Properties

16 Lacertae is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 16 Lacertae double sysyem:

62.1 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

16 Lacertae is distant 1,202.95 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

369.00 pc
1,202.95 ly
-7 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

16 Lacertae

Visibility from Your Location

16 Lacertae is circumpolar and transits at 03:23 UTC (altitude: 80.3°)