We use cookies to deliver essential features and to measure their performance. By using this site you accept our Privacy Policies.
A Complete Guide to the Solar System and the Night Sky
Help keep this site free and ads-free! Donate Now!
public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 5:43  
clear_day Transit: 12:56  
SunsetSet: 20:10
sunny DaytimeWhat's Visible Now?
All Constellations » Cassiopeia » 

52 Cassiopeiae

Altitude: 63.5°   Azimuth: 317.7°   Direction: North-West

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

52 Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 6. Because of its reltive faintness, 52 Cassiopeiae should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of 52 Cassiopeiae is -0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.015 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 52 Cassiopeiae star
DSS2 image of 52 Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of 52 Cassiopeiae during the next 10000 years (-0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 52 Cassiopeiae


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

Altitude: 63.5°
Azimuth: 317.7°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 52 Cassiopeiae

52 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 52 Cassiopeiae are provided in the following table:

02h 02m 52s
+64° 54’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 52 Cassiopeiae in the sky:

Finder chart 52 Cassiopeiae star
Simplified finder chart for 52 Cassiopeiae.

Visibility of 52 Cassiopeiae from your location

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

52 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 11:46 UTC (altitude: 76.6°)

Distance of 52 Cassiopeiae from the Sun and relative movement

52 Cassiopeiae is distant 283.72 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 25 kilometers per second.

87.03 pc
283.72 ly
-25 km/s
-0.002 arcsec/year
-0.015 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 52 Cassiopeiae

52 Cassiopeiae belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 52 Cassiopeiae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 52 Cassiopeiae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 52 Cassiopeiae

52 Cassiopeiae