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 table below summarizes the key facts about 16 Lyrae:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 16 Lyrae in the sky:
Visibility of 16 Lyrae from your location
16 Lyrae is circumpolar and transits at 00:17 UTC (altitude: 85.5°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Lyrae
The image below is a photograph of 16 Lyrae 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 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.
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.
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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
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: