Atik - ο Persei (omicron Persei)
Atik, also designated as ο Persei (omicron Persei), is a variable and double giant star in the constellation of Perseus.
Atik visual magnitude is 3.83. Because of its moderate brightness, Atik 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 Atik:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Atik
Atik 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 Atik are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Atik in the sky:
Visibility of Atik from your location
Digitized Sky Survey image of Atik
The image below is a photograph of Atik 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 Atik is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Atik from the Sun and relative movement
Atik is distant 1,475.11 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 19 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Atik
Atik belongs to spectral class B1 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Atik is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Atik star system properties
Atik is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the Atik double sysyem: