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50 Cassiopeiae

Altitude: 36.9°   Azimuth: 346.1°   Direction: North-North-West

50 Cassiopeiae is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

50 Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 3.98. Because of its moderate brightness, 50 Cassiopeiae should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 50 Cassiopeiae:


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

Altitude: 36.9°
Azimuth: 346.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 50 Cassiopeiae

50 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 50 Cassiopeiae are provided in the following table:

02h 03m 26s
+72° 25’ 17”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 50 Cassiopeiae in the sky:

Finder chart 50 Cassiopeiae star
Simplified finder chart for 50 Cassiopeiae.

Visibility of 50 Cassiopeiae from your location

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

50 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 21:05 UTC (altitude: 69.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 50 Cassiopeiae

The image below is a photograph of 50 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 50 Cassiopeiae is -0.045 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 50 Cassiopeiae star
DSS2 image of 50 Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of 50 Cassiopeiae during the next 10000 years (-7.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 50 Cassiopeiae from the Sun and relative movement

50 Cassiopeiae is distant 162.03 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 14 kilometers per second.

49.70 pc
162.03 ly
-14 km/s
-0.045 arcsec/year
0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 50 Cassiopeiae

50 Cassiopeiae belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 50 Cassiopeiae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 50 Cassiopeiae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 50 Cassiopeiae

50 Cassiopeiae