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Altitude: 44.8°   Azimuth: 354.8°   Direction: North

HR158 is a variable dwarf star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR158 visual magnitude is 6.4. Because of its reltive faintness, HR158 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 HR158:


HR158 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 44.8°
Azimuth: 354.8°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR158

HR158 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 HR158 are provided in the following table:

00h 39m 47s
+82° 29’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR158 in the sky:

Finder chart HR158 star
Simplified finder chart for HR158.

Visibility of HR158 from your location

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

HR158 is circumpolar and transits at 19:22 UTC (altitude: 59.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR158

The image below is a photograph of HR158 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 HR158 is -0.111 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.078 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR158 star
DSS2 image of HR158. The red arrow shows the motion of HR158 during the next 1000 years (-1.85 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.30 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR158 from the Sun and relative movement

HR158 is distant 105.33 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 33 kilometers per second.

32.31 pc
105.33 ly
-33 km/s
-0.111 arcsec/year
0.078 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR158

HR158 belongs to spectral class F6


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR158 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR158. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR158