27 Monocerotis is a giant star in the constellation of Monoceros.
27 Monocerotis visual magnitude is 4.93. Because of its moderate brightness, 27 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 27 Monocerotis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 27 Monocerotis
27 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 27 Monocerotis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 27 Monocerotis in the sky:
Visibility of 27 Monocerotis from your location
Today's 27 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 27 Monocerotis
The image below is a photograph of 27 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 27 Monocerotis is -0.054 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 27 Monocerotis from the Sun and relative movement
27 Monocerotis is distant 249.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 27 Monocerotis
27 Monocerotis belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Monocerotis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.