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22 Andromedae

Altitude: 72.2°   Azimuth: 262.6°   Direction: West

22 Andromedae is a bright giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

22 Andromedae visual magnitude is 5.03. Because of its reltive faintness, 22 Andromedae 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 22 Andromedae:

Bright giant

22 Andromedae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 72.2°
Azimuth: 262.6°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 22 Andromedae

22 Andromedae 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 22 Andromedae are provided in the following table:

00h 10m 19s
+46° 04’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 22 Andromedae in the sky:

Finder chart 22 Andromedae star
Simplified finder chart for 22 Andromedae.

Visibility of 22 Andromedae from your location

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

22 Andromedae is circumpolar and transits at 19:36 UTC (altitude: 84.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 22 Andromedae

The image below is a photograph of 22 Andromedae 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 22 Andromedae is 0.008 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 22 Andromedae star
DSS2 image of 22 Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of 22 Andromedae during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 22 Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

22 Andromedae is distant 1,006.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

308.64 pc
1,006.17 ly
-5 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 22 Andromedae

22 Andromedae belongs to spectral class F2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 22 Andromedae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 22 Andromedae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 22 Andromedae

22 Andromedae