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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:

4.88
Hypergiant
Adhil - ξ Andromedae (xi Andromedae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 7°.

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:

01h 22m 20s
+45° 31’ 44”
128.58°
-17°
Andromeda

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Adhil in the sky:

Finder chart Adhil - ξ Andromedae (xi Andromedae) star
Simplified finder chart for Adhil - ξ Andromedae (xi Andromedae).

Visibility of Adhil from your location

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

Adhil - ξ Andromedae (xi Andromedae) is circumpolar and transits at 06:49 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.

Image of Adhil - ξ Andromedae (xi Andromedae) star
DSS2 image of Adhil. The red arrow shows the motion of Adhil during the next 10000 years (5.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.50 arcmin in declination);

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.

59.95 pc
195.44 ly
-13 km/s
0.032 arcsec/year
0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Adhil

Adhil belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.

0.99
K0III
4559K

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

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

Alternative designations of Adhil

Adhil
ξ Andromedae
(xi Andromedae)
46 Andromedae
SAO37155
SAO37155