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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:54  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:16

σ Andromedae (sigma Andromedae)

σ Andromedae is a variable main-sequence star in the constellation of Andromeda.

σ Andromedae visual magnitude is 4.52. Because of its moderate brightness, σ 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 σ Andromedae:

σ Andromedae (sigma Andromedae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of σ Andromedae

σ 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 σ Andromedae are provided in the following table:

00h 18m 19s
+36° 47’ 07”

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

Finder chart σ Andromedae (sigma Andromedae) star
Simplified finder chart for σ Andromedae (sigma Andromedae).

Visibility of σ Andromedae from your location

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

Today's σ Andromedae (sigma Andromedae) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 53.2°
Max altitude: 75.3°
Azimuth: 306.8°
σ Andromedae (sigma Andromedae) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of σ Andromedae

The image below is a photograph of σ 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 σ Andromedae is -0.063 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of σ Andromedae (sigma Andromedae) star
DSS2 image of σ Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of σ Andromedae during the next 10000 years (-10.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of σ Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

σ Andromedae is distant 141.06 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

43.27 pc
141.06 ly
-8 km/s
-0.063 arcsec/year
-0.041 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of σ Andromedae

σ Andromedae belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Alternative designations of σ Andromedae

σ Andromedae
(sigma Andromedae)
25 Andromedae