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κ Andromedae (kappa Andromedae)

Altitude: 62.7°   Azimuth: 89.3°   Direction: East

κ Andromedae is a multiple sub-giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

κ Andromedae visual magnitude is 4.14. Because of its moderate brightness, κ Andromedae 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 κ Andromedae:


κ Andromedae (kappa Andromedae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 62.7°
Azimuth: 89.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of κ Andromedae

κ Andromedae 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 κ Andromedae are provided in the following table:

23h 40m 24s
+44° 20’ 02”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of κ Andromedae in the sky:

Finder chart κ Andromedae (kappa Andromedae) star
Simplified finder chart for κ Andromedae (kappa Andromedae).

Visibility of κ Andromedae from your location

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

κ Andromedae (kappa Andromedae) is circumpolar and transits at 18:35 UTC (altitude: 82.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of κ Andromedae

The image below is a photograph of κ Andromedae 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 κ Andromedae is 0.083 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.019 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of κ Andromedae (kappa Andromedae) star
DSS2 image of κ Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of κ Andromedae during the next 10000 years (13.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of κ Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

κ Andromedae is distant 169.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

52.03 pc
169.61 ly
-9 km/s
0.083 arcsec/year
-0.019 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of κ Andromedae

κ Andromedae belongs to spectral class B9 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


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

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

κ Andromedae star system properties

κ Andromedae is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the κ Andromedae double sysyem:

46.8 arcsec

Alternative designations of κ Andromedae

κ Andromedae
(kappa Andromedae)
19 Andromedae