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HR297 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR297 visual magnitude is 5.84. Because of its reltive faintness, HR297 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 HR297:


HR297 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 75.8°
Azimuth: 37.7°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR297

HR297 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 HR297 are provided in the following table:

01h 04m 19s
+61° 34’ 49”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR297 in the sky:

Finder chart HR297 star
Simplified finder chart for HR297.

Visibility of HR297 from your location

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

HR297 is circumpolar and transits at 08:14 UTC (altitude: 79.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR297

The image below is a photograph of HR297 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 HR297 is -0.07 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.022 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR297 star
DSS2 image of HR297. The red arrow shows the motion of HR297 during the next 10000 years (-11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR297 from the Sun and relative movement

HR297 is distant 261.43 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 16 kilometers per second.

80.19 pc
261.43 ly
-16 km/s
-0.07 arcsec/year
-0.022 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR297

HR297 belongs to spectral class F6 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR297 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR297. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR297