We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. Learn more.
Love TheSkyLive? Donate Now!
public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:11 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:00
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Monoceros » 

28 Monocerotis

Above the horizon.  Rise: 7:08 | Tran: 12:59 | Set: 18:50
Alt: 24.02°   Az: 127.21°   Direction: South-East

28 Monocerotis is a variable giant star of spectral class K4 in the constellation of Monoceros.

28 Monocerotis visual magnitude is 4.68. Because of its moderate brightness, 28 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.

Image of 28 Monocerotis star
DSS2 image of 28 Monocerotis. The red arrow shows the motion of 28 Monocerotis during the next 10000 years (11.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.17 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

08h 02m 28s
-01° 27’ 42”
20h 53m 13s
04h 55m 41s

J2000

08h 01m 13s
-01° 23’ 33”

Galactic Coordinates

222.35°
14.81°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 28 Monocerotis star
Simplified finder chart for 28 Monocerotis.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

4.68
Giant

-1.13
K4III
3809K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 28 Monocerotis is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 28 Monocerotis. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

28 Monocerotis is distant 472.46 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 27 kilometers per second.

144.93
472.46
27 km/s
0.068 arcsec/y
-0.073"/y

Alternative Designations

28 Monocerotis
SAO135380
SAO135380

Visibility from Your Location

Today's 28 Monocerotis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, UK are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.5°
Max altitude: 37.1°
Azimuth: 268.5°