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Altitude: 73.9°   Azimuth: 124.7°   Direction: South-East

HR1500 is a sub-giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR1500 visual magnitude is 6.08. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1500 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 HR1500:


HR1500 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 73.9°
Azimuth: 124.7°
Direction: South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1500

HR1500 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 HR1500 are provided in the following table:

04h 44m 12s
+40° 47’ 12”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1500 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1500 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1500.

Visibility of HR1500 from your location

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

HR1500 is circumpolar and transits at 23:30 UTC (altitude: 79.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1500

The image below is a photograph of HR1500 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 HR1500 is 0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.007 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1500 star
DSS2 image of HR1500. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1500 during the next 100000 years (5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -11.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1500 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1500 is distant 541.53 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.

166.11 pc
541.53 ly
41 km/s
0.003 arcsec/year
-0.007 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1500

HR1500 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of IV corresponding to a sub-giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1500 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1500. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1500