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Altitude: 67.6°   Azimuth: 3.0°   Direction: North

HR1587 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1587 visual magnitude is 6.66. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1587 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 HR1587:


HR1587 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 67.6°
Azimuth: 3.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1587

HR1587 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 HR1587 are provided in the following table:

05h 04m 13s
+73° 45’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1587 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1587 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1587.

Visibility of HR1587 from your location

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

HR1587 is circumpolar and transits at 00:25 UTC (altitude: 67.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1587

The image below is a photograph of HR1587 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 HR1587 is 0.021 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 HR1587 star
DSS2 image of HR1587. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1587 during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1587 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1587 is distant 1,330.61 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 22 kilometers per second.

408.16 pc
1,330.61 ly
22 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1587

HR1587 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1587 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1587. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1587