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59 Persei

59 Persei is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Perseus.

59 Persei visual magnitude is 5.29. Because of its reltive faintness, 59 Persei 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 Persei:

5.29
Main-sequence
59 Persei is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 5°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 59 Persei

59 Persei 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 Persei are provided in the following table:

04h 42m 54s
+43° 21’ 54”
160.95°
-1.78°
Perseus

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

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

Visibility of 59 Persei from your location

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

59 Persei is circumpolar and transits at 04:48 UTC (altitude: 81.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 59 Persei

The image below is a photograph of 59 Persei 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 Persei is 0.039 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 59 Persei star
DSS2 image of 59 Persei. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Persei during the next 10000 years (6.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 59 Persei from the Sun and relative movement

59 Persei is distant 271.21 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

83.19 pc
271.21 ly
9 km/s
0.039 arcsec/year
-0.052 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 59 Persei

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

0.69
A1V
10125K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Persei is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

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

Alternative designations of 59 Persei

SAO39699
SAO39699