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Altitude: 17.6°   Azimuth: 7.7°   Direction: North

HR1515 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1515 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1515 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 HR1515:


HR1515 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 17.6°
Azimuth: 7.7°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1515

HR1515 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 HR1515 are provided in the following table:

04h 48m 06s
+55° 36’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1515 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1515 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1515.

Visibility of HR1515 from your location

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

HR1515 is circumpolar and transits at 11:29 UTC (altitude: 85.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1515

The image below is a photograph of HR1515 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 HR1515 is 0.075 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.102 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1515 star
DSS2 image of HR1515. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1515 during the next 1000 years (1.25 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.70 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1515 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1515 is distant 166.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

51.02 pc
166.33 ly
22 km/s
0.075 arcsec/year
-0.102 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1515

HR1515 belongs to spectral class F0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1515 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1515. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1515