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Almach - γ1 Andromedae (gamma1 Andromedae)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 66.74°   Az: 100.28°   Direction: East

Almach, also designated as γ1 Andromedae (gamma1 Andromedae), is a multiple bright giant star of spectral class K3 in the constellation of Andromeda.

Almach visual magnitude is 2.26. Because of its brightness, Almach is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Image of Almach - γ1 Andromedae (gamma1 Andromedae) star
DSS2 image of Almach. The red arrow shows the motion of Almach during the next 10000 years (7.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -8.67 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates


02h 05m 25s
+42° 26’ 48”
21h 52m 54s
23h 58m 19s


02h 03m 53s
+42° 19’ 46”

Galactic Coordinates


Finder Chart

Finder chart Almach - γ1 Andromedae (gamma1 Andromedae) star
Simplified finder chart for Almach - γ1 Andromedae (gamma1 Andromedae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

Bright giant


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

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

Star System Properties

Almach 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 Almach double sysyem:

9.6 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Almach is distant 354.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 12 kilometers per second.

-12 km/s
0.045 arcsec/y

Alternative Designations

γ1 Andromedae
(gamma1 Andromedae)
57 Andromedae

Visibility from Your Location

Almach - γ1 Andromedae (gamma1 Andromedae) is circumpolar and transits at 05:55 UTC (altitude: 81.0°)