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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
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μ Cassiopeiae (mu Cassiopeiae)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 70.3°   Azimuth: 67.1°   Direction: East-North-East

μ Cassiopeiae is a variable and multiple main-sequence star of spectral class G5 in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

μ Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 5.17. Because of its faintness, μ Cassiopeiae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of μ Cassiopeiae

Finder chart μ Cassiopeiae (mu Cassiopeiae) star
Simplified finder chart for μ Cassiopeiae (mu Cassiopeiae).

μ Cassiopeiae 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 μ Cassiopeiae are provided in the following table:

01h 08m 16s
+54° 55’ 13”
Image of μ Cassiopeiae (mu Cassiopeiae) star
DSS2 image of μ Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of μ Cassiopeiae during the next 100 years (5.71 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.66 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about μ Cassiopeiae


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

μ Cassiopeiae star system properties

μ Cassiopeiae 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 μ Cassiopeiae double sysyem:

190.5 arcsec

Distance of μ Cassiopeiae from the Sun and relative movement

μ Cassiopeiae is distant 24.62 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 97 kilometers per second.

7.55 pc
24.62 ly
-97 km/s
3.424 arcsec/year
-1.596 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of μ Cassiopeiae

μ Cassiopeiae
(mu Cassiopeiae)
30 Cassiopeiae

Visibility of μ Cassiopeiae from your location

μ Cassiopeiae (mu Cassiopeiae) is circumpolar and transits at 07:24 UTC (altitude: 86.6°)