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public LocationGreenwich, United Kingdom
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 12:59 
Sunset: 21:17
wb_twilight   (Civil Twilight)   What's Visible Now?


Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 53.5°   Azimuth: 5.2°   Direction: North

HR285 is a bright giant star of spectral class K2 in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR285 visual magnitude is 4.25. Because of its moderate brightness, HR285 is easily visible to the naked eye from locations with dark skies, while it might be barely visible, or not visible at all, from light-polluted skies.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR285

Finder chart HR285 star
Simplified finder chart for 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”
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);

Key facts about HR285

Bright giant

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 HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

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

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

Alternative designations of HR285


Visibility of HR285 from your location

HR285 is circumpolar and transits at 07:24 UTC (altitude: 55.2°)