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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Andromedae in the sky:
Visibility of 26 Andromedae from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
26 Andromedae is circumpolar and transits at 11:48 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.
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.
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.
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: