Adhil - ξ Andromedae (xi Andromedae)
Adhil, also designated as ξ Andromedae (xi Andromedae), is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Andromeda.
Adhil visual magnitude is 4.88. Because of its moderate brightness, Adhil 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 Adhil:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Adhil
Adhil 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 Adhil are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Adhil in the sky:
Visibility of Adhil from your location
Adhil - ξ Andromedae (xi Andromedae) is circumpolar and transits at 20:48 UTC (altitude: 84.0°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Adhil
The image below is a photograph of Adhil 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 Adhil is 0.032 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Adhil from the Sun and relative movement
Adhil is distant 195.44 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Adhil
Adhil belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Adhil is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.