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14 Persei

Altitude: 6.8°   Azimuth: 348.6°   Direction: North-North-West

14 Persei is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Perseus.

14 Persei visual magnitude is 5.43. Because of its reltive faintness, 14 Persei should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 14 Persei is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 14 Persei star
DSS2 image of 14 Persei. The red arrow shows the motion of 14 Persei during the next 100000 years (6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 14 Persei


14 Persei is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 6.8°
Azimuth: 348.6°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 14 Persei

14 Persei 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 Persei are provided in the following table:

02h 44m 05s
+44° 17’ 48”

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

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

Visibility of 14 Persei from your location

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

14 Persei is circumpolar and transits at 16:31 UTC (altitude: 82.8°)

Distance of 14 Persei from the Sun and relative movement

14 Persei is distant 692.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

212.31 pc
692.14 ly
-3 km/s
0.004 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 14 Persei

14 Persei belongs to spectral class G0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of 14 Persei