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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 16 Vulpeculae in the sky:
Visibility of 16 Vulpeculae from your location
Today's 16 Vulpeculae 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 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.
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.
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.
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: