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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28

16 Piscium

16 Piscium is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Pisces.

16 Piscium visual magnitude is 5.68. Because of its reltive faintness, 16 Piscium 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 Piscium:

16 Piscium is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Piscium

16 Piscium 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 Piscium are provided in the following table:

23h 36m 23s
+02° 06’ 07”

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

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

Visibility of 16 Piscium from your location

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

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

Azimuth: 87.9°
Max altitude: 40.6°
Azimuth: 272.1°
16 Piscium is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Piscium

The image below is a photograph of 16 Piscium 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 Piscium is -0.103 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.061 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 16 Piscium star
DSS2 image of 16 Piscium. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Piscium during the next 1000 years (-1.72 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.02 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 16 Piscium from the Sun and relative movement

16 Piscium is distant 101.02 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 39 kilometers per second.

30.99 pc
101.02 ly
39 km/s
-0.103 arcsec/year
0.061 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 16 Piscium

16 Piscium belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

16 Piscium star system properties

16 Piscium 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 Piscium double sysyem:

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Alternative designations of 16 Piscium