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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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9 Cassiopeiae

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 53.2°   Azimuth: 313.9°   Direction: North-West

9 Cassiopeiae is a double giant star of spectral class A1 in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

9 Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 5.88. Because of its faintness, 9 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.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 9 Cassiopeiae

Finder chart 9 Cassiopeiae star
Simplified finder chart for 9 Cassiopeiae.

9 Cassiopeiae is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of 9 Cassiopeiae are provided in the following table:

00h 04m 13s
+62° 17’ 16”
117.47°
-0.08°
Cassiopeia
Image of 9 Cassiopeiae star
DSS2 image of 9 Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of 9 Cassiopeiae during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and 10.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about 9 Cassiopeiae

5.88
Giant

and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.

-4.37
A1III
7462K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 9 Cassiopeiae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 9 Cassiopeiae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

9 Cassiopeiae star system properties

9 Cassiopeiae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 9 Cassiopeiae double sysyem:

5.88
9.88
4
246 arcsec

Distance of 9 Cassiopeiae from the Sun and relative movement

9 Cassiopeiae is distant 3,662.92 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

1,123.60 pc
3,662.92 ly
-18 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of 9 Cassiopeiae

9 Cassiopeiae
SAO10954
SAO10954

Visibility of 9 Cassiopeiae from your location

9 Cassiopeiae is circumpolar and transits at 06:00 UTC (altitude: 79.2°)