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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 68.6°   Azimuth: 19.3°   Direction: North-North-East

HR2285 is a double main-sequence star in the constellation of Camelopardalis.

HR2285 visual magnitude is 5.97. Because of its reltive faintness, HR2285 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR2285 is 0.002 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.023 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR2285 star
DSS2 image of HR2285. The red arrow shows the motion of HR2285 during the next 10000 years (0.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 3.83 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR2285


HR2285 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 68.6°
Azimuth: 19.3°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR2285

HR2285 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 HR2285 are provided in the following table:

06h 28m 14s
+70° 32’ 08”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR2285 in the sky:

Finder chart HR2285 star
Simplified finder chart for HR2285.

Visibility of HR2285 from your location

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

HR2285 is circumpolar and transits at 20:23 UTC (altitude: 70.9°)

Distance of HR2285 from the Sun and relative movement

HR2285 is distant 553.48 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 30 kilometers per second.

169.78 pc
553.48 ly
-30 km/s
0.002 arcsec/year
0.023 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR2285

HR2285 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 HR2285 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR2285. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR2285 star system properties

HR2285 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 HR2285 double sysyem:

5.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR2285