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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:07 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:04
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Misam - κ Persei (kappa Persei)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 49.98°   Az: 285.54°   Direction: West-North-West

Misam, also designated as κ Persei (kappa Persei), is a variable and double hypergiant star of spectral class K0 in the constellation of Perseus.

Misam visual magnitude is 3.8. Because of its moderate brightness, Misam 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.

Image of Misam - κ Persei (kappa Persei) star
DSS2 image of Misam. The red arrow shows the motion of Misam during the next 1000 years (2.95 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.62 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

03h 11m 09s
+44° 56’ 57”
04h 04m 20s
07h 15m 30s

J2000

03h 09m 29s
+44° 51’ 25”

Galactic Coordinates

147.12°
-11.43°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Misam - κ Persei (kappa Persei) star
Simplified finder chart for Misam - κ Persei (kappa Persei).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

3.8
Hypergiant

1.12
K0III
4791K

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

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

Star System Properties

Misam 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 Misam double sysyem:

3.8
12.2
8.4
27.7 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Misam is distant 112.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

34.42
112.22
29 km/s
0.177 arcsec/y
-0.157"/y

Alternative Designations

Misam
κ Persei
(kappa Persei)
SAO38609
SAO38609

Visibility from Your Location

Misam - κ Persei (kappa Persei) is circumpolar and transits at 07:20 UTC (altitude: 83.5°)