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26 Andromedae

Altitude: 70.9°   Azimuth: 103.3°   Direction: East-South-East

26 Andromedae is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Andromeda.

26 Andromedae visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 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 26 Andromedae:


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

Altitude: 70.9°
Azimuth: 103.3°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Andromedae

26 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 26 Andromedae are provided in the following table:

00h 18m 42s
+43° 47’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Andromedae in the sky:

Finder chart 26 Andromedae star
Simplified finder chart for 26 Andromedae.

Visibility of 26 Andromedae from your location

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

26 Andromedae is circumpolar and transits at 19:13 UTC (altitude: 82.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Andromedae

The image below is a photograph of 26 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 26 Andromedae is 0.02 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.

Image of 26 Andromedae star
DSS2 image of 26 Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of 26 Andromedae during the next 10000 years (3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 26 Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

26 Andromedae is distant 692.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

212.31 pc
692.14 ly
7 km/s
0.02 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 26 Andromedae

26 Andromedae belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Andromedae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 26 Andromedae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

26 Andromedae star system properties

26 Andromedae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 26 Andromedae double sysyem:

6.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 26 Andromedae

26 Andromedae