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Altitude: 29.2°   Azimuth: 9.0°   Direction: North

HR1853 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1853 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1853 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 HR1853:


HR1853 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 29.2°
Azimuth: 9.0°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1853

HR1853 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 HR1853 are provided in the following table:

05h 37m 16s
+66° 41’ 45”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1853 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1853 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1853.

Visibility of HR1853 from your location

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

HR1853 is circumpolar and transits at 12:18 UTC (altitude: 74.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1853

The image below is a photograph of HR1853 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 HR1853 is -0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.031 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1853 star
DSS2 image of HR1853. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1853 during the next 10000 years (-1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.17 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1853 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1853 is distant 258.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 15 kilometers per second.

79.37 pc
258.73 ly
-15 km/s
-0.01 arcsec/year
-0.031 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1853

HR1853 belongs to spectral class A8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1853 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1853. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1853 star system properties

HR1853 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1853 double sysyem:

0.3 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1853