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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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ν Cassiopeiae (nu Cassiopeiae)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 15.7°   Azimuth: 340.4°   Direction: North-North-West

ν Cassiopeiae is a variable giant star of spectral class B9 in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

ν Cassiopeiae visual magnitude is 4.89. Because of its moderate brightness, ν Cassiopeiae 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 ν Cassiopeiae

Finder chart ν Cassiopeiae (nu Cassiopeiae) star
Simplified finder chart for ν Cassiopeiae (nu Cassiopeiae).

ν 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 ν Cassiopeiae are provided in the following table:

00h 48m 50s
+50° 58’ 05”
Image of ν Cassiopeiae (nu Cassiopeiae) star
DSS2 image of ν Cassiopeiae. The red arrow shows the motion of ν Cassiopeiae during the next 10000 years (5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ν Cassiopeiae


and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Distance of ν Cassiopeiae from the Sun and relative movement

ν Cassiopeiae is distant 389.49 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

119.47 pc
389.49 ly
9 km/s
0.035 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ν Cassiopeiae

ν Cassiopeiae
(nu Cassiopeiae)
25 Cassiopeiae

Visibility of ν Cassiopeiae from your location

ν Cassiopeiae (nu Cassiopeiae) is circumpolar and transits at 06:48 UTC (altitude: 89.5°)