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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:53 
Transit: 12:55 
Sunset: 20:59
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Altitude: 30.5°   Azimuth: 340.6°   Direction: North-North-West

HR1009 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1009 visual magnitude is 5.23. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1009 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1009 is -0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1009 star
DSS2 image of HR1009. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1009 during the next 100000 years (-8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.67 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1009


HR1009 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Altitude: 30.5°
Azimuth: 340.6°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1009

HR1009 is situated close to the northern celestial pole and, as such, it is visible for most part of the year from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR1009 are provided in the following table:

03h 24m 40s
+64° 35’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1009 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1009 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1009.

Visibility of HR1009 from your location

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

HR1009 is circumpolar and transits at 11:02 UTC (altitude: 76.9°)

Distance of HR1009 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1009 is distant 1,249.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

383.14 pc
1,249.04 ly
-21 km/s
-0.005 arcsec/year
0.001 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1009

HR1009 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1009 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1009. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1009