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49 Cassiopeiae

Altitude: 65.4°   Azimuth: 0.2°   Direction: North

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

49 Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its reltive faintness, 49 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 49 Cassiopeiae:


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

Altitude: 65.4°
Azimuth: 0.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 49 Cassiopeiae

49 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 49 Cassiopeiae are provided in the following table:

02h 05m 31s
+76° 06’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 49 Cassiopeiae in the sky:

Finder chart 49 Cassiopeiae star
Simplified finder chart for 49 Cassiopeiae.

Visibility of 49 Cassiopeiae from your location

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

49 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 21:31 UTC (altitude: 65.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 49 Cassiopeiae

The image below is a photograph of 49 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 49 Cassiopeiae is -0.022 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 49 Cassiopeiae star
DSS2 image of 49 Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of 49 Cassiopeiae during the next 10000 years (-3.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 49 Cassiopeiae from the Sun and relative movement

49 Cassiopeiae is distant 426.14 light years from the Sun

130.72 pc
426.14 ly
-0.022 arcsec/year
-0.021 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 49 Cassiopeiae

49 Cassiopeiae belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 49 Cassiopeiae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 49 Cassiopeiae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

49 Cassiopeiae star system properties

49 Cassiopeiae is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 49 Cassiopeiae double sysyem:

5.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of 49 Cassiopeiae

49 Cassiopeiae