Veritate - 14 Andromedae
Veritate, also designated as 14 Andromedae , is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Andromeda.
Veritate visual magnitude is 5.22. Because of its reltive faintness, Veritate 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 Veritate:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of Veritate
Veritate 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 Veritate are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of Veritate in the sky:
Visibility of Veritate from your location
Veritate - 14 Andromedae is circumpolar and transits at 18:22 UTC (altitude: 77.8°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of Veritate
The image below is a photograph of Veritate 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 Veritate is 0.289 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.08 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of Veritate from the Sun and relative movement
Veritate is distant 249.05 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 59 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of Veritate
Veritate belongs to spectral class K0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where Veritate is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.