13 Cephei is a variable supergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
13 Cephei visual magnitude is 5.8. Because of its reltive faintness, 13 Cephei should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 13 Cephei:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 13 Cephei
13 Cephei is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 13 Cephei are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 13 Cephei in the sky:
Visibility of 13 Cephei from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
13 Cephei is circumpolar and transits at 10:00 UTC (altitude: 84.9°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 13 Cephei
The image below is a photograph of 13 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 13 Cephei is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 13 Cephei from the Sun and relative movement
13 Cephei is distant 2,527.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 13 Cephei
13 Cephei belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 13 Cephei is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.