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HR1885 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR1885 visual magnitude is 6.11. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1885 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 HR1885:

HR1885 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 47°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1885

HR1885 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 HR1885 are provided in the following table:

06h 01m 20s
+85° 10’ 55”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1885 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1885 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1885.

Visibility of HR1885 from your location

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

HR1885 is circumpolar and transits at 13:22 UTC (altitude: 56.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1885

The image below is a photograph of HR1885 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 HR1885 is 0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1885 star
DSS2 image of HR1885. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1885 during the next 10000 years (1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1885 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1885 is distant 1,336.07 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 46 kilometers per second.

409.84 pc
1,336.07 ly
-46 km/s
0.011 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1885

HR1885 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 HR1885 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1885. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR1885