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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

44 Cassiopeiae

44 Cassiopeiae is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

44 Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its reltive faintness, 44 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 44 Cassiopeiae:

5.78
Giant
44 Cassiopeiae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 29°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 44 Cassiopeiae

44 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 44 Cassiopeiae are provided in the following table:

01h 43m 19s
+60° 33’ 03”
129.27°
-1.68°
Cassiopeia

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 44 Cassiopeiae in the sky:

Finder chart 44 Cassiopeiae star
Simplified finder chart for 44 Cassiopeiae.

Visibility of 44 Cassiopeiae from your location

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

44 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 16:33 UTC (altitude: 80.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 44 Cassiopeiae

The image below is a photograph of 44 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 44 Cassiopeiae is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.02 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 44 Cassiopeiae star
DSS2 image of 44 Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of 44 Cassiopeiae during the next 10000 years (1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 44 Cassiopeiae from the Sun and relative movement

44 Cassiopeiae is distant 913.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

280.11 pc
913.17 ly
-33 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year
-0.02 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 44 Cassiopeiae

44 Cassiopeiae belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.46
B8III
10382K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 44 Cassiopeiae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 44 Cassiopeiae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

44 Cassiopeiae star system properties

44 Cassiopeiae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 44 Cassiopeiae double sysyem:

5.78
10.88
5.1
66 arcsec

Alternative designations of 44 Cassiopeiae

44 Cassiopeiae
SAO11941
SAO11941