16 Persei is a variable and multiple giant star in the constellation of Perseus.
16 Persei visual magnitude is 4.23. Because of its moderate brightness, 16 Persei should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 16 Persei:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Persei
16 Persei 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 Persei are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 16 Persei in the sky:
Visibility of 16 Persei from your location
Today's 16 Persei rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Persei
The image below is a photograph of 16 Persei 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 Persei is 0.197 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.105 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 16 Persei from the Sun and relative movement
16 Persei is distant 127.64 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 16 Persei
16 Persei belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 16 Persei is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
16 Persei star system properties
16 Persei is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 16 Persei double sysyem: