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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 20.3°   Azimuth: 334.1°   Direction: North-North-West

HR1561 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1561 visual magnitude is 5.75. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1561 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 HR1561:


HR1561 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 20.3°
Azimuth: 334.1°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1561

HR1561 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 HR1561 are provided in the following table:

04h 56m 07s
+52° 52’ 09”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1561 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1561 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1561.

Visibility of HR1561 from your location

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

HR1561 is circumpolar and transits at 00:25 UTC (altitude: 88.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1561

The image below is a photograph of HR1561 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 HR1561 is -0.003 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.008 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1561 star
DSS2 image of HR1561. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1561 during the next 100000 years (-5.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1561 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1561 is distant 478.01 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

146.63 pc
478.01 ly
-22 km/s
-0.003 arcsec/year
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1561

HR1561 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1561 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1561. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1561