26 Cephei is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
26 Cephei visual magnitude is 5.46. Because of its reltive faintness, 26 Cephei 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 Cephei:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 26 Cephei
26 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 26 Cephei are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 26 Cephei in the sky:
Visibility of 26 Cephei from your location
26 Cephei is circumpolar and transits at 00:55 UTC (altitude: 76.3°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of 26 Cephei
The image below is a photograph of 26 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 26 Cephei is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of 26 Cephei from the Sun and relative movement
26 Cephei is distant 2,527.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of 26 Cephei
26 Cephei belongs to spectral class B0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 26 Cephei is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.