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63 Andromedae

Altitude: 82.7°   Azimuth: 264.0°   Direction: West

63 Andromedae is a variable star in the constellation of Andromeda.

63 Andromedae visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its reltive faintness, 63 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 63 Andromedae:


63 Andromedae is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 82.7°
Azimuth: 264.0°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 63 Andromedae

63 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 63 Andromedae are provided in the following table:

02h 20m 58s
+50° 09’ 05”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of 63 Andromedae in the sky:

Finder chart 63 Andromedae star
Simplified finder chart for 63 Andromedae.

Visibility of 63 Andromedae from your location

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

63 Andromedae is circumpolar and transits at 21:23 UTC (altitude: 88.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of 63 Andromedae

The image below is a photograph of 63 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 63 Andromedae is 0.034 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of 63 Andromedae star
DSS2 image of 63 Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of 63 Andromedae during the next 10000 years (5.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -4.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of 63 Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

63 Andromedae is distant 356.28 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 2 kilometers per second.

109.29 pc
356.28 ly
-2 km/s
0.034 arcsec/year
-0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of 63 Andromedae

63 Andromedae belongs to spectral class B9 63 Andromedae is also a Si chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where 63 Andromedae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 63 Andromedae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of 63 Andromedae

63 Andromedae