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36 Andromedae

Altitude: 57.6°   Azimuth: 141.1°   Direction: South-East

36 Andromedae is a variable and multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

36 Andromedae visual magnitude is 5.47. Because of its reltive faintness, 36 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 36 Andromedae:


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

Altitude: 57.6°
Azimuth: 141.1°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 36 Andromedae

36 Andromedae is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 36 Andromedae are provided in the following table:

00h 54m 57s
+23° 37’ 41”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 36 Andromedae in the sky:

Finder chart 36 Andromedae star
Simplified finder chart for 36 Andromedae.

Visibility of 36 Andromedae from your location

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

Today's 36 Andromedae rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.4°
Max altitude: 62.1°
Azimuth: 293.6°

Digitized Sky Survey image of 36 Andromedae

The image below is a photograph of 36 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 36 Andromedae is 0.131 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 36 Andromedae star
DSS2 image of 36 Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of 36 Andromedae during the next 1000 years (2.18 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.52 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 36 Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

36 Andromedae is distant 126.90 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

38.93 pc
126.90 ly
2 km/s
0.131 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 36 Andromedae

36 Andromedae belongs to spectral class K1 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 36 Andromedae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 36 Andromedae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

36 Andromedae star system properties

36 Andromedae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 36 Andromedae double sysyem:

0.6 arcsec

Alternative designations of 36 Andromedae

36 Andromedae