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16 Ursae Majoris

Altitude: 23.1°   Azimuth: 355.7°   Direction: North

16 Ursae Majoris is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Major.

16 Ursae Majoris visual magnitude is 5.13. Because of its reltive faintness, 16 Ursae Majoris 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 Ursae Majoris:


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

Altitude: 23.1°
Azimuth: 355.7°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Ursae Majoris

16 Ursae Majoris is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 16 Ursae Majoris are provided in the following table:

09h 14m 20s
+61° 25’ 23”
Ursa Major

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

Finder chart 16 Ursae Majoris star
Simplified finder chart for 16 Ursae Majoris.

Visibility of 16 Ursae Majoris from your location

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

16 Ursae Majoris is circumpolar and transits at 03:55 UTC (altitude: 80.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Ursae Majoris

The image below is a photograph of 16 Ursae Majoris 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 Ursae Majoris is -0.006 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.03 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 16 Ursae Majoris star
DSS2 image of 16 Ursae Majoris. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Ursae Majoris during the next 10000 years (-1.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 16 Ursae Majoris from the Sun and relative movement

16 Ursae Majoris is distant 63.77 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

19.56 pc
63.77 ly
-14 km/s
-0.006 arcsec/year
-0.03 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 16 Ursae Majoris

16 Ursae Majoris belongs to spectral class F9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of 16 Ursae Majoris

16 Ursae Majoris
Gl 337.1