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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 5:01 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:06
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27 Monocerotis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 7:42 | Tran: 13:21 | Set: 19:00
Alt: 23.56°   Az: 131.48°   Direction: South-East

27 Monocerotis is a giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Monoceros.

27 Monocerotis visual magnitude is 4.93. Because of its moderate brightness, 27 Monocerotis is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

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.

Image of 27 Monocerotis star
DSS2 image of 27 Monocerotis. The red arrow shows the motion of 27 Monocerotis during the next 10000 years (-9.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


08h 00m 57s
-03° 44’ 53”
21h 06m 02s
05h 07m 00s


07h 59m 44s
-03° 40’ 46”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart 27 Monocerotis star
Simplified finder chart for 27 Monocerotis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 27 Monocerotis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 27 Monocerotis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

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.

76.57 pc
249.62 ly
-29 km/s
-0.054 arcsec/y
-0.003 "/y

Alternative Designations

27 Monocerotis

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 27 Monocerotis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.7°
Max altitude: 34.8°
Azimuth: 266.3°