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16 Lyrae

Altitude: 26.5°   Azimuth: 46.8°   Direction: North-East

16 Lyrae is a variable and multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Lyra.

16 Lyrae visual magnitude is 5.01. Because of its reltive faintness, 16 Lyrae should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 16 Lyrae is 0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.084 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 16 Lyrae star
DSS2 image of 16 Lyrae. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Lyrae during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -14.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 16 Lyrae


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

Altitude: 26.5°
Azimuth: 46.8°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Lyrae

16 Lyrae 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 Lyrae are provided in the following table:

19h 01m 26s
+46° 56’ 04”

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

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

Visibility of 16 Lyrae from your location

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

16 Lyrae is circumpolar and transits at 08:54 UTC (altitude: 85.5°)

Distance of 16 Lyrae from the Sun and relative movement

16 Lyrae is distant 127.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

39.15 pc
127.64 ly
8 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
-0.084 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 16 Lyrae

16 Lyrae belongs to spectral class A7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

16 Lyrae star system properties

16 Lyrae is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 16 Lyrae double sysyem:

200 arcsec

Alternative designations of 16 Lyrae