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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 50.7°   Azimuth: 0.9°   Direction: North

HR286 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.

HR286 visual magnitude is 6.46. Because of its reltive faintness, HR286 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR286 is 0.062 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.036 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR286 star
DSS2 image of HR286. The red arrow shows the motion of HR286 during the next 10000 years (10.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR286


HR286 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 50.7°
Azimuth: 0.9°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR286

HR286 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 HR286 are provided in the following table:

01h 33m 50s
+89° 00’ 56”
Ursa Minor

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR286 in the sky:

Finder chart HR286 star
Simplified finder chart for HR286.

Visibility of HR286 from your location

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

HR286 is circumpolar and transits at 14:46 UTC (altitude: 52.5°)

Distance of HR286 from the Sun and relative movement

HR286 is distant 321.18 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 10 kilometers per second.

98.52 pc
321.18 ly
-10 km/s
0.062 arcsec/year
-0.036 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR286

HR286 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR286 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR286. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR286