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16 Monocerotis

Altitude: -11.0°   Azimuth: 60.7°   Direction: East-North-East

16 Monocerotis is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Monoceros.

16 Monocerotis visual magnitude is 5.93. Because of its reltive faintness, 16 Monocerotis 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 Monocerotis:


16 Monocerotis is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -11.0°
Azimuth: 60.7°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Monocerotis

16 Monocerotis 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 Monocerotis are provided in the following table:

06h 46m 32s
+08° 35’ 13”

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

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

Visibility of 16 Monocerotis from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 81.4°
Max altitude: 47.1°
Azimuth: 278.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Monocerotis

The image below is a photograph of 16 Monocerotis 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 Monocerotis is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 16 Monocerotis star
DSS2 image of 16 Monocerotis. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Monocerotis during the next 100000 years (-10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 16 Monocerotis from the Sun and relative movement

16 Monocerotis is distant 1,116.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

342.47 pc
1,116.44 ly
10 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 16 Monocerotis

16 Monocerotis belongs to spectral class B2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of 16 Monocerotis

16 Monocerotis