16 Arietis

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16 Arietis
Observation data
Epoch J2000.0      Equinox J2000.0
Constellation Aries
Right ascension 02h 11m 12.0545s[1]
Declination +25° 56′ 12.979″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 6.016[2]
Distance767 ly
(235[1] pc)
Spectral typeK3 III[3]
Other designations
HD 13363, BD+25 362, HIP 10203, SAO 75188, HR 633.[2]

16 Arietis (abbreviated 16 Ari) is a star in the northern constellation of Aries. 16 Arietis is the Flamsteed designation. Its apparent magnitude is 6.01. Based upon the annual parallax shift of 4.25 ± 0.43 mas,[1] this star is approximately 767 light-years (235 parsecs) distant from Earth. The brightness of this star is diminished by 0.40 in magnitude from extinction caused by interstellar gas and dust.[4] This is an evolved giant star with a stellar classification of K3 III.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d van Leeuwen, F. (November 2007), "Validation of the new Hipparcos reduction", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 474 (2): 653–664, arXiv:0708.1752Freely accessible, Bibcode:2007A&A...474..653V, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20078357. 
  2. ^ a b "16 Ari -- Star", SIMBAD Astronomical Database, Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ a b Sato, K.; Kuji, S. (November 1990), "MK classification and photometry of stars used for time and latitude observations at Mizusawa and Washington", Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, 85 (3): 1069–1087, Bibcode:1990A&AS...85.1069S. 
  4. ^ Famaey, B.; et al. (January 2005), "Local kinematics of K and M giants from CORAVEL/Hipparcos/Tycho-2 data. Revisiting the concept of superclusters", Astronomy and Astrophysics, 430 (1): 165–186, arXiv:astro-ph/0409579Freely accessible, Bibcode:2005A&A...430..165F, doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20041272. 

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