HR261 is a giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
HR261 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR261 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 HR261:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR261
HR261 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 HR261 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR261 in the sky:
Visibility of HR261 from your location
HR261 is circumpolar and transits at 15:46 UTC (altitude: 72.7°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR261
The image below is a photograph of HR261 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 HR261 is 0.137 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.021 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR261 from the Sun and relative movement
HR261 is distant 194.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR261
HR261 belongs to spectral class F4 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR261 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.