Miram - η Persei (eta Persei)
Miram, also designated as η Persei (eta Persei), is a multiple supergiant star in the constellation of Perseus.
Miram visual magnitude is 3.76. Because of its moderate brightness, Miram 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 Miram:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Miram
Miram 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 Miram are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Miram in the sky:
Visibility of Miram from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Miram - η Persei (eta Persei) is circumpolar and transits at 14:55 UTC (altitude: 85.6°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Miram
The image below is a photograph of Miram 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 Miram is 0.017 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Miram from the Sun and relative movement
Miram is distant 1,330.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Miram
Miram belongs to spectral class K3 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a supergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Miram is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Miram star system properties
Miram 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 Miram double sysyem: