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60 Andromedae

60 Andromedae is a variable giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

60 Andromedae visual magnitude is 4.83. Because of its moderate brightness, 60 Andromedae should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about 60 Andromedae:

4.83
Giant
60 Andromedae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 6°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 60 Andromedae

60 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 60 Andromedae are provided in the following table:

02h 13m 13s
+44° 13’ 54”
138.04°
-16.23°
Andromeda

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Andromedae in the sky:

Finder chart 60 Andromedae star
Simplified finder chart for 60 Andromedae.

Visibility of 60 Andromedae from your location

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

60 Andromedae is circumpolar and transits at 07:39 UTC (altitude: 82.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 60 Andromedae

The image below is a photograph of 60 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 60 Andromedae is -0.02 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 60 Andromedae star
DSS2 image of 60 Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of 60 Andromedae during the next 10000 years (-3.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 60 Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

60 Andromedae is distant 556.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

170.65 pc
556.31 ly
-46 km/s
-0.02 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 60 Andromedae

60 Andromedae belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-1.33
K3III
3824K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Andromedae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 60 Andromedae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 60 Andromedae

60 Andromedae
SAO37867
SAO37867