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59 Andromedae

Altitude: 12.8°   Azimuth: 318.7°   Direction: North-West

59 Andromedae is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Andromeda.

59 Andromedae visual magnitude is 6.1. Because of its reltive faintness, 59 Andromedae 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 59 Andromedae:


59 Andromedae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 12.8°
Azimuth: 318.7°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Andromedae

59 Andromedae is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 59 Andromedae are provided in the following table:

02h 10m 53s
+39° 02’ 35”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 59 Andromedae in the sky:

Finder chart 59 Andromedae star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Andromedae.

Visibility of 59 Andromedae from your location

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

59 Andromedae is circumpolar and transits at 21:36 UTC (altitude: 77.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 59 Andromedae

The image below is a photograph of 59 Andromedae 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 59 Andromedae is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.026 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 59 Andromedae star
DSS2 image of 59 Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Andromedae during the next 10000 years (-1.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 59 Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

59 Andromedae is distant 1,697.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

520.83 pc
1,697.92 ly
15 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.026 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 59 Andromedae

59 Andromedae 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 59 Andromedae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Andromedae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

59 Andromedae star system properties

59 Andromedae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 59 Andromedae double sysyem:

16.2 arcsec

Alternative designations of 59 Andromedae

59 Andromedae