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Ruchbah - δ Cassiopeiae (delta Cassiopeiae)

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 27.18°   Az: 22.51°   Direction: North-North-East

Ruchbah, also designated as δ Cassiopeiae (delta Cassiopeiae), is a variable and double giant star of spectral class A5 in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

Ruchbah visual magnitude is 2.68. Because of its brightness, Ruchbah is clearly visible to the naked eye when observed from locations with dark skies, and should be also quite easily visible from light polluted areas.

Image of Ruchbah - δ Cassiopeiae (delta Cassiopeiae) star
DSS2 image of Ruchbah. The red arrow shows the motion of Ruchbah during the next 1000 years (4.95 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.85 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

01h 27m 25s
+60° 21’ 44”
14h 54m 07s
16h 21m 33s

J2000

01h 25m 49s
+60° 14’ 07”

Galactic Coordinates

127.19°
-2.35°

Finder Chart

Finder chart Ruchbah - δ Cassiopeiae (delta Cassiopeiae) star
Simplified finder chart for Ruchbah - δ Cassiopeiae (delta Cassiopeiae).

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

2.68
Giant

0.26
A5III
8748K

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

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

Star System Properties

Ruchbah 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 Ruchbah double sysyem:

2.68
11.38
8.7
131.7 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

Ruchbah is distant 99.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

30.48
99.36
7 km/s
0.297 arcsec/y
-0.051"/y

Alternative Designations

Ruchbah
δ Cassiopeiae
(delta Cassiopeiae)
37 Cassiopeiae
SAO22268
SAO22268

Visibility from Your Location

Ruchbah - δ Cassiopeiae (delta Cassiopeiae) is circumpolar and transits at 05:21 UTC (altitude: 81.1°)