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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:40  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:41
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Altitude: 38.6°   Azimuth: 10.9°   Direction: North

HR1844 is a variable hypergiant star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1844 visual magnitude is 6.17. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1844 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR1844 is -0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.025 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1844 star
DSS2 image of HR1844. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1844 during the next 10000 years (-1.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR1844


HR1844 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 38.6°
Azimuth: 10.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1844

HR1844 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 HR1844 are provided in the following table:

05h 39m 43s
+75° 02’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1844 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1844 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1844.

Visibility of HR1844 from your location

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

HR1844 is circumpolar and transits at 18:51 UTC (altitude: 66.4°)

Distance of HR1844 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1844 is distant 579.04 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

177.62 pc
579.04 ly
-3 km/s
-0.008 arcsec/year
0.025 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1844

HR1844 belongs to spectral class M0 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1844 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1844. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1844