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16 Vulpeculae

Altitude: 32.7°   Azimuth: 90.2°   Direction: East

16 Vulpeculae is a double giant star in the constellation of Vulpecula.

16 Vulpeculae visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its reltive faintness, 16 Vulpeculae 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 Vulpeculae:


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

Altitude: 32.7°
Azimuth: 90.2°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 16 Vulpeculae

16 Vulpeculae 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 Vulpeculae are provided in the following table:

20h 02m 01s
+24° 56’ 17”

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

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

Visibility of 16 Vulpeculae 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 Vulpeculae 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: 65.1°
Max altitude: 63.5°
Azimuth: 294.9°
16 Vulpeculae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of 16 Vulpeculae

The image below is a photograph of 16 Vulpeculae 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 Vulpeculae is 0.088 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.07 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 16 Vulpeculae star
DSS2 image of 16 Vulpeculae. The red arrow shows the motion of 16 Vulpeculae during the next 10000 years (14.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 16 Vulpeculae from the Sun and relative movement

16 Vulpeculae is distant 211.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

64.81 pc
211.28 ly
-37 km/s
0.088 arcsec/year
0.07 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 16 Vulpeculae

16 Vulpeculae 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 Vulpeculae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

16 Vulpeculae star system properties

16 Vulpeculae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 16 Vulpeculae double sysyem:

0.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of 16 Vulpeculae

16 Vulpeculae