HR285 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cepheus.
HR285 visual magnitude is 4.25. Because of its moderate brightness, HR285 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 HR285:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR285
HR285 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 HR285 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR285 in the sky:
Visibility of HR285 from your location
HR285 is circumpolar and transits at 17:11 UTC (altitude: 55.2°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR285
The image below is a photograph of HR285 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 HR285 is 0.076 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.012 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR285 from the Sun and relative movement
HR285 is distant 312.56 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR285
HR285 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR285 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.