24 Monocerotis is a double giant star in the constellation of Monoceros.
24 Monocerotis visual magnitude is 6.41. Because of its reltive faintness, 24 Monocerotis 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 24 Monocerotis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 24 Monocerotis
24 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 24 Monocerotis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 24 Monocerotis in the sky:
Visibility of 24 Monocerotis from your location
Today's 24 Monocerotis 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 24 Monocerotis
The image below is a photograph of 24 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 24 Monocerotis is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 24 Monocerotis from the Sun and relative movement
24 Monocerotis is distant 530.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 24 Monocerotis
24 Monocerotis belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 24 Monocerotis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
24 Monocerotis star system properties
24 Monocerotis is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 24 Monocerotis double sysyem: