Kurhah - ξ Cephei (xi Cephei)
Kurhah, also designated as ξ Cephei (xi Cephei), is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cepheus.
Kurhah visual magnitude is 4.29. Because of its moderate brightness, Kurhah 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 Kurhah:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Kurhah
Kurhah is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of Kurhah are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Kurhah in the sky:
Visibility of Kurhah from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Kurhah - ξ Cephei (xi Cephei) is circumpolar and transits at 09:45 UTC (altitude: 76.9°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Kurhah
The image below is a photograph of Kurhah 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 Kurhah is 0.209 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.085 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Kurhah from the Sun and relative movement
Kurhah is distant 101.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Kurhah
Kurhah belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Kurhah is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Kurhah star system properties
Kurhah 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 Kurhah double sysyem: