Almach - γ1 Andromedae (gamma1 Andromedae)
Almach, also designated as γ1 Andromedae (gamma1 Andromedae), is a multiple bright giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.
Almach visual magnitude is 2.26. Thanks to its high brightness, Almach is clearly visible when observed from locations with dark skyes, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.
The table below summarizes the key facts about Almach:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Almach
Almach 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 Almach are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Almach in the sky:
Visibility of Almach from your location
Almach - γ1 Andromedae (gamma1 Andromedae) is circumpolar and transits at 09:40 UTC (altitude: 80.8°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Almach
The image below is a photograph of Almach 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 Almach is 0.045 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.052 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Almach from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of Almach
Almach belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Almach is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Almach 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: