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6 Andromedae

6 Andromedae is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

6 Andromedae visual magnitude is 5.94. Because of its reltive faintness, 6 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 6 Andromedae:

5.94
Sub-giant
6 Andromedae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 15°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 6 Andromedae

6 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 6 Andromedae are provided in the following table:

23h 10m 27s
+43° 32’ 39”
104.21°
-15.62°
Andromeda

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 6 Andromedae in the sky:

Finder chart 6 Andromedae star
Simplified finder chart for 6 Andromedae.

Visibility of 6 Andromedae from your location

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

6 Andromedae is circumpolar and transits at 04:37 UTC (altitude: 82.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 6 Andromedae

The image below is a photograph of 6 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 6 Andromedae is -0.191 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.191 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 6 Andromedae star
DSS2 image of 6 Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of 6 Andromedae during the next 1000 years (-3.18 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.18 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 6 Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

6 Andromedae is distant 92.12 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 43 kilometers per second.

28.26 pc
92.12 ly
-43 km/s
-0.191 arcsec/year
-0.191 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 6 Andromedae

6 Andromedae belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.

3.68
F5IV
6674K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 6 Andromedae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 6 Andromedae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 6 Andromedae

6 Andromedae
SAO52761
SAO52761