24 Cephei is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
24 Cephei visual magnitude is 4.79. Because of its moderate brightness, 24 Cephei should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about 24 Cephei:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 24 Cephei in the sky:
Visibility of 24 Cephei from your location
24 Cephei is circumpolar and transits at 12:56 UTC (altitude: 69.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 24 Cephei
The image below is a photograph of 24 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 24 Cephei is 0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
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.
Spectral properties of 24 Cephei
24 Cephei belongs to spectral class G7 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 Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.