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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:16
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ζ Andromedae (zeta Andromedae)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 23:51 | Tran: 8:11 | Set: 16:26
Altitude: -12.6°   Azimuth: 343.1°   Direction: North-North-West

ζ Andromedae is a variable and multiple bright giant star of spectral class K1 in the constellation of Andromeda.

ζ Andromedae visual magnitude is 4.06. Because of its moderate brightness, ζ Andromedae is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of ζ Andromedae

Finder chart ζ Andromedae (zeta Andromedae) star
Simplified finder chart for ζ Andromedae (zeta Andromedae).

ζ Andromedae is situated close to the celestial equator, as such, it is at least partly visible from both hemispheres in certain times of the year. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of ζ Andromedae are provided in the following table:

00h 47m 20s
+24° 16’ 01”
Image of ζ Andromedae (zeta Andromedae) star
DSS2 image of ζ Andromedae. The red arrow shows the motion of ζ Andromedae during the next 1000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.38 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about ζ Andromedae

Bright giant

and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


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

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

ζ Andromedae star system properties

ζ Andromedae is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the ζ Andromedae double sysyem:

162.7 arcsec

Distance of ζ Andromedae from the Sun and relative movement

ζ Andromedae is distant 181.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 24 kilometers per second.

55.62 pc
181.31 ly
-24 km/s
-0.1 arcsec/year
-0.083 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of ζ Andromedae

ζ Andromedae
(zeta Andromedae)
34 Andromedae

Visibility of ζ Andromedae from your location

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

Azimuth: 65.7°
Max altitude: 62.8°
Azimuth: 294.3°