Misam - κ Persei (kappa Persei)
Misam, also designated as κ Persei (kappa Persei), is a variable and double hypergiant star in the constellation of Perseus.
Misam visual magnitude is 3.8. Because of its moderate brightness, Misam 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 Misam:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Misam
Misam 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 Misam are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Misam in the sky:
Visibility of Misam from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Misam - κ Persei (kappa Persei) is circumpolar and transits at 14:46 UTC (altitude: 83.4°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Misam
The image below is a photograph of Misam 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 Misam is 0.177 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.157 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Misam from the Sun and relative movement
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.
Spectral properties of Misam
Misam belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Misam is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
Misam 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: