18 Monocerotis is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Monoceros.
18 Monocerotis visual magnitude is 4.47. Because of its moderate brightness, 18 Monocerotis should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 18 Monocerotis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 18 Monocerotis
18 Monocerotis 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 18 Monocerotis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 18 Monocerotis in the sky:
Visibility of 18 Monocerotis from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of 18 Monocerotis
The image below is a photograph of 18 Monocerotis 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 18 Monocerotis is -0.018 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 18 Monocerotis from the Sun and relative movement
18 Monocerotis is distant 373.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 11 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 18 Monocerotis
18 Monocerotis belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 18 Monocerotis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.