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14 Cephei

14 Cephei is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Cepheus.

14 Cephei visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 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 14 Cephei:

5.56
Main-sequence
14 Cephei is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 55°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Cephei

14 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 14 Cephei are provided in the following table:

22h 02m 04s
+58° 00’ 02”
102.01°
2.18°
Cepheus

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 14 Cephei in the sky:

Finder chart 14 Cephei star
Simplified finder chart for 14 Cephei.

Visibility of 14 Cephei from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

14 Cephei is circumpolar and transits at 00:30 UTC (altitude: 83.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 14 Cephei

The image below is a photograph of 14 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 14 Cephei is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Cephei star
DSS2 image of 14 Cephei. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Cephei during the next 100000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 14 Cephei from the Sun and relative movement

14 Cephei is distant 4,657.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

1,428.57 pc
4,657.14 ly
-7 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Cephei

14 Cephei belongs to spectral class O9 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.

-5.21
O9V
9434K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 14 Cephei is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 14 Cephei. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 14 Cephei

SAO33990
SAO33990