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6 Cephei

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 41.7°   Azimuth: 34.1°   Direction: North-East

6 Cephei is a variable sub-giant star of spectral class B3 in the constellation of Cepheus.

6 Cephei visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its faintness, 6 Cephei 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.

6 Cephei is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere.

Image of 6 Cephei star
DSS2 image of 6 Cephei. The red arrow shows the motion of 6 Cephei during the next 100000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 6.67 arcmin in declination);

Apparent Coordinates

21h 19m 52s
+64° 58’ 35”
17h 21m 42s

J2000 Coordinates

21h 19m 22s
+64° 52’ 18”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

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

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class



The red dot in the diagram below shows where 6 Cephei is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

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

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

6 Cephei is distant 1,079.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

331.13 pc
1,079.47 ly
-18 km/s
0.006 arcsec/y
0.004 "/y

Alternative Designations


Visibility from Your Location

6 Cephei is circumpolar and transits at 01:53 UTC (altitude: 76.6°)