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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23


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:

Bright giant
HR285 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 52°.

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:

01h 08m 44s
+86° 15’ 24”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR285 in the sky:

Finder chart HR285 star
Simplified finder chart for HR285.

Visibility of HR285 from your location

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

HR285 is circumpolar and transits at 12:46 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.

Image of HR285 star
DSS2 image of HR285. The red arrow shows the motion of HR285 during the next 10000 years (12.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.00 arcmin in declination);

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.

95.88 pc
312.56 ly
9 km/s
0.076 arcsec/year
-0.012 arcsec/year

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.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR285. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR285