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Altitude: 48.1°   Azimuth: 314.8°   Direction: North-West

HR244 is a multiple main-sequence star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR244 visual magnitude is 4.82. Because of its moderate brightness, HR244 should be easily visible from locations with dark skyes, while it can be barely visible, or not visible at all, from skyes affected by light pollution.

The table below summarizes the key facts about HR244:


HR244 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 48.1°
Azimuth: 314.8°
Direction: North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR244

HR244 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 HR244 are provided in the following table:

00h 53m 04s
+61° 07’ 27”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR244 in the sky:

Finder chart HR244 star
Simplified finder chart for HR244.

Visibility of HR244 from your location

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

HR244 is circumpolar and transits at 19:55 UTC (altitude: 80.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR244

The image below is a photograph of HR244 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 HR244 is -0.071 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.172 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR244 star
DSS2 image of HR244. The red arrow shows the motion of HR244 during the next 1000 years (-1.18 arcmin in Right Ascension and 2.87 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR244 from the Sun and relative movement

HR244 is distant 60.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 21 kilometers per second.

18.57 pc
60.54 ly
21 km/s
-0.071 arcsec/year
0.172 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR244

HR244 belongs to spectral class F8 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR244 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR244. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR244 star system properties

HR244 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 HR244 double sysyem:

129.7 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR244