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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:59  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:25
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16 Pegasi

Altitude: 53.4°   Azimuth: 121.0°   Direction: East-South-East

16 Pegasi is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Pegasus.

16 Pegasi visual magnitude is 5.08. Because of its reltive faintness, 16 Pegasi 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 Pegasi is 0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 16 Pegasi star
DSS2 image of 16 Pegasi. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Pegasi during the next 100000 years (15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 16 Pegasi


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

Altitude: 53.4°
Azimuth: 121.0°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Pegasi

16 Pegasi 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 Pegasi are provided in the following table:

21h 53m 03s
+25° 55’ 30”

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

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

Visibility of 16 Pegasi 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 Pegasi 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: 64.1°
Max altitude: 64.4°
Azimuth: 295.9°

Distance of 16 Pegasi from the Sun and relative movement

16 Pegasi is distant 511.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

156.99 pc
511.77 ly
-12 km/s
0.009 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 16 Pegasi

16 Pegasi belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of 16 Pegasi