11 Cephei is a giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
11 Cephei visual magnitude is 4.56. Because of its moderate brightness, 11 Cephei 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 11 Cephei:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 11 Cephei
11 Cephei is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 11 Cephei are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 11 Cephei in the sky:
Visibility of 11 Cephei from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
11 Cephei is circumpolar and transits at 09:31 UTC (altitude: 70.2°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 11 Cephei
The image below is a photograph of 11 Cephei 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 11 Cephei is 0.117 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.099 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 11 Cephei from the Sun and relative movement
11 Cephei is distant 175.74 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 11 Cephei
11 Cephei belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 11 Cephei is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.