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29 Persei

Altitude: 12.6°   Azimuth: 10.6°   Direction: North

29 Persei is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Perseus.

29 Persei visual magnitude is 5.15. Because of its reltive faintness, 29 Persei 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 29 Persei:


29 Persei is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 12.6°
Azimuth: 10.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 29 Persei

29 Persei 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 29 Persei are provided in the following table:

03h 18m 37s
+50° 13’ 19”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 29 Persei in the sky:

Finder chart 29 Persei star
Simplified finder chart for 29 Persei.

Visibility of 29 Persei from your location

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

29 Persei is circumpolar and transits at 10:20 UTC (altitude: 88.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 29 Persei

The image below is a photograph of 29 Persei 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 29 Persei is 0.029 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 29 Persei star
DSS2 image of 29 Persei. The red arrow shows the motion of 29 Persei during the next 10000 years (4.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 29 Persei from the Sun and relative movement

29 Persei is distant 527.51 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

161.81 pc
527.51 ly
-4 km/s
0.029 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 29 Persei

29 Persei belongs to spectral class B3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 29 Persei is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 29 Persei. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 29 Persei