ρ2 Cephei (rho2 Cephei)
ρ2 Cephei is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cepheus.
ρ2 Cephei visual magnitude is 5.5. Because of its reltive faintness, ρ2 Cephei should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about ρ2 Cephei:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ρ2 Cephei
ρ2 Cephei is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ρ2 Cephei are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of ρ2 Cephei in the sky:
Visibility of ρ2 Cephei from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
ρ2 Cephei (rho2 Cephei) is circumpolar and transits at 05:44 UTC (altitude: 62.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of ρ2 Cephei
The image below is a photograph of ρ2 Cephei 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 ρ2 Cephei is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of ρ2 Cephei from the Sun and relative movement
ρ2 Cephei is distant 237.09 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of ρ2 Cephei
ρ2 Cephei belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where ρ2 Cephei is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.