28 Monocerotis is a variable giant star in the constellation of Monoceros.
28 Monocerotis visual magnitude is 4.68. Because of its moderate brightness, 28 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 28 Monocerotis:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 28 Monocerotis
28 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 28 Monocerotis are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 28 Monocerotis in the sky:
Visibility of 28 Monocerotis from your location
Today's 28 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 28 Monocerotis
The image below is a photograph of 28 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 28 Monocerotis is 0.068 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.073 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 28 Monocerotis from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of 28 Monocerotis
28 Monocerotis belongs to spectral class K4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 28 Monocerotis is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.