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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:50  ☀️ Transit: 12:04  🌅 Sunset: 18:19


HR149 is a variable giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR149 visual magnitude is 6.5. Because of its reltive faintness, HR149 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 HR149:

HR149 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR149

HR149 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 HR149 are provided in the following table:

00h 36m 20s
+27° 15’ 16”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR149 in the sky:

Finder chart HR149 star
Simplified finder chart for HR149.

Visibility of HR149 from your location

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

Today's HR149 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 62.7°
Max altitude: 65.8°
Azimuth: 297.3°
HR149 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR149

The image below is a photograph of HR149 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 HR149 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR149 star
DSS2 image of HR149. The red arrow shows the motion of HR149 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR149 from the Sun and relative movement

HR149 is distant 701.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

215.05 pc
701.08 ly
1 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR149

HR149 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star. HR149 is also a HgMn chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR149 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR149. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR149