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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:58 
Sunset: 21:15
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24 Cephei

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 43.1°   Azimuth: 336.9°   Direction: North-North-West

24 Cephei is a bright giant star of spectral class G7 in the constellation of Cepheus.

24 Cephei visual magnitude is 4.79. Because of its moderate brightness, 24 Cephei is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 24 Cephei

Finder chart 24 Cephei star
Simplified finder chart for 24 Cephei.

24 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 24 Cephei are provided in the following table:

22h 09m 48s
+72° 20’ 27”
Image of 24 Cephei star
DSS2 image of 24 Cephei. The red arrow shows the motion of 24 Cephei during the next 10000 years (5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 24 Cephei

Bright giant

and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 24 Cephei is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 24 Cephei. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 24 Cephei from the Sun and relative movement

24 Cephei is distant 377.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

115.74 pc
377.31 ly
-15 km/s
0.032 arcsec/year
0.003 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 24 Cephei


Visibility of 24 Cephei from your location

24 Cephei is circumpolar and transits at 04:37 UTC (altitude: 69.1°)