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53 Cassiopeiae

Altitude: 72.5°   Azimuth: 33.7°   Direction: North-North-East

53 Cassiopeiae is a supergiant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

53 Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 5.58. Because of its reltive faintness, 53 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 53 Cassiopeiae:


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

Altitude: 72.5°
Azimuth: 33.7°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 53 Cassiopeiae

53 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 53 Cassiopeiae are provided in the following table:

02h 03m 00s
+64° 23’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 53 Cassiopeiae in the sky:

Finder chart 53 Cassiopeiae star
Simplified finder chart for 53 Cassiopeiae.

Visibility of 53 Cassiopeiae from your location

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

53 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 21:25 UTC (altitude: 77.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 53 Cassiopeiae

The image below is a photograph of 53 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 53 Cassiopeiae is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.005 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 53 Cassiopeiae star
DSS2 image of 53 Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of 53 Cassiopeiae during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 53 Cassiopeiae from the Sun and relative movement

53 Cassiopeiae is distant 3,468.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 20 kilometers per second.

1,063.83 pc
3,468.09 ly
-20 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.005 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 53 Cassiopeiae

53 Cassiopeiae belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 53 Cassiopeiae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 53 Cassiopeiae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 53 Cassiopeiae

53 Cassiopeiae