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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

52 Cassiopeiae

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 skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 52 Cassiopeiae:

6
Main-sequence
52 Cassiopeiae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 30°.

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”
130.42°
3.07°
Cassiopeia

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

52 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 16:52 UTC (altitude: 76.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 52 Cassiopeiae

The image below is a photograph of 52 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 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);

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.

1.30
A1V
9766K

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
SAO12095
SAO12095