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ρ Andromedae (rho Andromedae)

Altitude: 1.5°   Azimuth: 17.4°   Direction: North-North-East

ρ Andromedae is a giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

ρ Andromedae visual magnitude is 5.18. Because of its reltive faintness, ρ Andromedae should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of ρ Andromedae is 0.06 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.04 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of ρ Andromedae (rho Andromedae) star
DSS2 image of ρ Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of ρ Andromedae during the next 10000 years (10.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ρ Andromedae


ρ Andromedae (rho Andromedae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 1.5°
Azimuth: 17.4°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ Andromedae

ρ 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 ρ Andromedae are provided in the following table:

00h 21m 07s
+37° 58’ 06”

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

Finder chart ρ Andromedae (rho Andromedae) star
Simplified finder chart for ρ Andromedae (rho Andromedae).

Visibility of ρ Andromedae from your location

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

Today's ρ Andromedae (rho Andromedae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 52.0°
Max altitude: 76.5°
Azimuth: 308.0°

Distance of ρ Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

ρ Andromedae is distant 159.65 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

48.97 pc
159.65 ly
9 km/s
0.06 arcsec/year
-0.04 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of ρ Andromedae

ρ Andromedae belongs to spectral class F5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


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

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

Alternative designations of ρ Andromedae

ρ Andromedae
(rho Andromedae)
27 Andromedae