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TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
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6 Cassiopeiae

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 51.34°   Az: 314.95°   Direction: North-West

6 Cassiopeiae is a variable and multiple supergiant star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

6 Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 5.43. Because of its faintness, 6 Cassiopeiae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of 6 Cassiopeiae star
DSS2 image of 6 Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of 6 Cassiopeiae during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

23h 50m 02s
+62° 21’ 03”
04h 49m 14s
04h 39m 17s

J2000

23h 48m 50s
+62° 12’ 51”

Galactic Coordinates

115.71°
0.22°

Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

5.43
Supergiant

-8.06
A3I
5706K

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

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

Star System Properties

6 Cassiopeiae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of medium or large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 6 Cassiopeiae double sysyem:

5.43
10.53
5.1
1.5 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

6 Cassiopeiae is distant 16,300.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

5,000.00
16,300.00
-46 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/y
-0.001"/y

Alternative Designations

6 Cassiopeiae
SAO20869
SAO20869

Visibility from Your Location

6 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 03:40 UTC (altitude: 79.1°)