16 Scorpii is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Scorpius.
16 Scorpii visual magnitude is 5.43. Because of its reltive faintness, 16 Scorpii 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 Scorpii:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Scorpii
16 Scorpii 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 Scorpii are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 16 Scorpii in the sky:
Visibility of 16 Scorpii from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Scorpii
The image below is a photograph of 16 Scorpii 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 Scorpii is 0.042 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 16 Scorpii from the Sun and relative movement
16 Scorpii is distant 249.81 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 16 Scorpii
16 Scorpii belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 16 Scorpii is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.