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Altitude: 18.2°   Azimuth: 347.2°   Direction: North-North-West

HR196 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR196 visual magnitude is 5.42. Because of its reltive faintness, HR196 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 HR196:


HR196 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 18.2°
Azimuth: 347.2°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR196

HR196 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR196 are provided in the following table:

00h 45m 17s
+55° 13’ 18”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR196 in the sky:

Finder chart HR196 star
Simplified finder chart for HR196.

Visibility of HR196 from your location

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

HR196 is circumpolar and transits at 19:24 UTC (altitude: 86.3°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR196

The image below is a photograph of HR196 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 HR196 is -0.025 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR196 star
DSS2 image of HR196. The red arrow shows the motion of HR196 during the next 10000 years (-4.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR196 from the Sun and relative movement

HR196 is distant 351.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

107.76 pc
351.29 ly
-9 km/s
-0.025 arcsec/year
0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR196

HR196 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR196 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR196. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR196 star system properties

HR196 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR196 double sysyem:

89 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR196