We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
Help keep this site free and ads-free: donate now!
public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:17
sunny   (Daytime)   What's Visible Now?

38 Cassiopeiae

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 61.3°   Azimuth: 31.5°   Direction: North-North-East

38 Cassiopeiae is a main-sequence star of spectral class F6 in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

38 Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 5.81. Because of its faintness, 38 Cassiopeiae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 38 Cassiopeiae

Finder chart 38 Cassiopeiae star
Simplified finder chart for 38 Cassiopeiae.

38 Cassiopeiae 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 38 Cassiopeiae are provided in the following table:

01h 31m 13s
+70° 15’ 52”
Image of 38 Cassiopeiae star
DSS2 image of 38 Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of 38 Cassiopeiae during the next 1000 years (2.28 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.28 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 38 Cassiopeiae


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 38 Cassiopeiae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 38 Cassiopeiae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Distance of 38 Cassiopeiae from the Sun and relative movement

38 Cassiopeiae is distant 95.35 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

29.25 pc
95.35 ly
5 km/s
0.137 arcsec/year
-0.077 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 38 Cassiopeiae

38 Cassiopeiae

Visibility of 38 Cassiopeiae from your location

38 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 07:39 UTC (altitude: 71.2°)