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:
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:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of 60 Andromedae in the sky:
Visibility of 60 Andromedae from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
60 Andromedae is circumpolar and transits at 13:46 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.
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.
Spectral properties of 60 Andromedae
60 Andromedae belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where 60 Andromedae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.