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16 Lacertae

Altitude: 7.5°   Azimuth: 24.6°   Direction: North-North-East

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

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


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

Altitude: 7.5°
Azimuth: 24.6°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Lacertae

16 Lacertae 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 Lacertae are provided in the following table:

22h 56m 23s
+41° 36’ 14”

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

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

Visibility of 16 Lacertae from your location

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

16 Lacertae is circumpolar and transits at 22:14 UTC (altitude: 80.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Lacertae

The image below is a photograph of 16 Lacertae 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 Lacertae is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

Distance of 16 Lacertae from the Sun and relative movement

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/year

Spectral properties of 16 Lacertae

16 Lacertae belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

16 Lacertae 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

Alternative designations of 16 Lacertae

16 Lacertae