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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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Kurhah - ξ Cephei (xi Cephei)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 76.8°   Azimuth: 357.1°   Direction: North

Kurhah, also designated as ξ Cephei (xi Cephei), is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class A3 in the constellation of Cepheus.

Kurhah visual magnitude is 4.29. Because of its moderate brightness, Kurhah is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Kurhah

Finder chart Kurhah - ξ Cephei (xi Cephei) star
Simplified finder chart for Kurhah - ξ Cephei (xi Cephei).

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:

22h 03m 47s
+64° 37’ 40”
Image of Kurhah - ξ Cephei (xi Cephei) star
DSS2 image of Kurhah. The red arrow shows the motion of Kurhah during the next 1000 years (3.48 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.42 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about Kurhah


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.

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

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:

7.7 arcsec

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.

31.18 pc
101.65 ly
-6 km/s
0.209 arcsec/year
0.085 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of Kurhah

ξ Cephei
(xi Cephei)

Visibility of Kurhah from your location

Kurhah - ξ Cephei (xi Cephei) is circumpolar and transits at 04:27 UTC (altitude: 76.9°)