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Altitude: 16.1°   Azimuth: 344.5°   Direction: North-North-West

HR298 is a star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR298 visual magnitude is 5.99. Because of its reltive faintness, HR298 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 HR298:


HR298 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 16.1°
Azimuth: 344.5°
Direction: North-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR298

HR298 is situated north of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the northern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR298 are provided in the following table:

01h 04m 02s
+52° 30’ 07”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR298 in the sky:

Finder chart HR298 star
Simplified finder chart for HR298.

Visibility of HR298 from your location

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

HR298 is circumpolar and transits at 20:26 UTC (altitude: 89.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR298

The image below is a photograph of HR298 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 HR298 is 0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.059 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR298 star
DSS2 image of HR298. The red arrow shows the motion of HR298 during the next 10000 years (0.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -9.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR298 from the Sun and relative movement

HR298 is distant 990.88 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

303.95 pc
990.88 ly
-7 km/s
0.001 arcsec/year
-0.059 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR298

HR298 belongs to spectral class K2


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR298 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR298. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR298