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φ Andromedae (phi Andromedae)

Altitude: 67.6°   Azimuth: 87.3°   Direction: East

φ Andromedae is a variable and double main-sequence star in the constellation of Andromeda.

φ Andromedae visual magnitude is 4.25. Because of its moderate brightness, φ Andromedae 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 φ Andromedae:


φ Andromedae (phi Andromedae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 67.6°
Azimuth: 87.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of φ Andromedae

φ Andromedae 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 φ Andromedae are provided in the following table:

01h 09m 30s
+47° 14’ 30”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of φ Andromedae in the sky:

Finder chart φ Andromedae (phi Andromedae) star
Simplified finder chart for φ Andromedae (phi Andromedae).

Visibility of φ Andromedae from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

φ Andromedae (phi Andromedae) is circumpolar and transits at 00:27 UTC (altitude: 85.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of φ Andromedae

The image below is a photograph of φ Andromedae 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 φ Andromedae is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of φ Andromedae (phi Andromedae) star
DSS2 image of φ Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of φ Andromedae during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of φ Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

φ Andromedae is distant 735.89 light years from the Sun

225.73 pc
735.89 ly
0.01 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of φ Andromedae

φ Andromedae belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

φ Andromedae star system properties

φ Andromedae 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 φ Andromedae double sysyem:

0.4 arcsec

Alternative designations of φ Andromedae

φ Andromedae
(phi Andromedae)
42 Andromedae