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Titawin - υ Andromedae (upsilon Andromedae)

Altitude: 61.5°   Azimuth: 265.0°   Direction: West

Titawin, also designated as υ Andromedae (upsilon Andromedae), is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Andromeda.

Titawin visual magnitude is 4.09. Because of its moderate brightness, Titawin 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 Titawin:


Titawin - υ Andromedae (upsilon Andromedae) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 61.5°
Azimuth: 265.0°
Direction: West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Titawin

Titawin 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 Titawin are provided in the following table:

01h 36m 47s
+41° 24’ 20”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of Titawin in the sky:

Finder chart Titawin - υ Andromedae (upsilon Andromedae) star
Simplified finder chart for Titawin - υ Andromedae (upsilon Andromedae).

Visibility of Titawin from your location

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

Titawin - υ Andromedae (upsilon Andromedae) is circumpolar and transits at 20:47 UTC (altitude: 79.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of Titawin

The image below is a photograph of Titawin 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 Titawin is -0.171 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.382 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of Titawin - υ Andromedae (upsilon Andromedae) star
DSS2 image of Titawin. The red arrow shows the motion of Titawin during the next 1000 years (-2.85 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.37 arcmin in declination);

Distance of Titawin from the Sun and relative movement

Titawin is distant 43.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 28 kilometers per second.

13.47 pc
43.91 ly
-28 km/s
-0.171 arcsec/year
-0.382 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of Titawin

Titawin belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


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

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

Titawin star system properties

Titawin 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 Titawin double sysyem:

114 arcsec

Alternative designations of Titawin

υ Andromedae
(upsilon Andromedae)
50 Andromedae