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43 Cassiopeiae

Altitude: 34.5°   Azimuth: 19.3°   Direction: North-North-East

43 Cassiopeiae is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

43 Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its reltive faintness, 43 Cassiopeiae 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 43 Cassiopeiae:


43 Cassiopeiae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 34.5°
Azimuth: 19.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 43 Cassiopeiae

43 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 43 Cassiopeiae are provided in the following table:

01h 42m 20s
+68° 02’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 43 Cassiopeiae in the sky:

Finder chart 43 Cassiopeiae star
Simplified finder chart for 43 Cassiopeiae.

Visibility of 43 Cassiopeiae from your location

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

43 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 20:40 UTC (altitude: 73.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 43 Cassiopeiae

The image below is a photograph of 43 Cassiopeiae 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 43 Cassiopeiae is 0.052 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 43 Cassiopeiae star
DSS2 image of 43 Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of 43 Cassiopeiae during the next 10000 years (8.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 43 Cassiopeiae from the Sun and relative movement

43 Cassiopeiae is distant 444.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.

136.24 pc
444.14 ly
5 km/s
0.052 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 43 Cassiopeiae

43 Cassiopeiae belongs to spectral class A0 43 Cassiopeiae is also a SiSr chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 43 Cassiopeiae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 43 Cassiopeiae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 43 Cassiopeiae

43 Cassiopeiae