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Altitude: 25.0°   Azimuth: 8.1°   Direction: North

HR1976 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR1976 visual magnitude is 6.13. Because of its reltive faintness, HR1976 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 HR1976:


HR1976 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 25.0°
Azimuth: 8.1°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR1976

HR1976 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 HR1976 are provided in the following table:

05h 49m 04s
+62° 48’ 29”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR1976 in the sky:

Finder chart HR1976 star
Simplified finder chart for HR1976.

Visibility of HR1976 from your location

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

HR1976 is circumpolar and transits at 12:30 UTC (altitude: 78.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR1976

The image below is a photograph of HR1976 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 HR1976 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR1976 star
DSS2 image of HR1976. The red arrow shows the motion of HR1976 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR1976 from the Sun and relative movement

HR1976 is distant 412.14 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

126.42 pc
412.14 ly
-4 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR1976

HR1976 belongs to spectral class A4 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR1976 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR1976. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR1976 star system properties

HR1976 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR1976 double sysyem:

0.9 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR1976