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Altitude: 61.7°   Azimuth: 8.6°   Direction: North

HR386 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR386 visual magnitude is 6.07. Because of its reltive faintness, HR386 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 HR386:


HR386 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 61.7°
Azimuth: 8.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR386

HR386 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 HR386 are provided in the following table:

01h 23m 46s
+78° 43’ 32”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR386 in the sky:

Finder chart HR386 star
Simplified finder chart for HR386.

Visibility of HR386 from your location

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

HR386 is circumpolar and transits at 20:02 UTC (altitude: 62.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR386

The image below is a photograph of HR386 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 HR386 is -0.009 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.003 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR386 star
DSS2 image of HR386. The red arrow shows the motion of HR386 during the next 100000 years (-15.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -5.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR386 from the Sun and relative movement

HR386 is distant 32,600.00 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 75 kilometers per second.

10,000.00 pc
32,600.00 ly
-75 km/s
-0.009 arcsec/year
-0.003 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR386

HR386 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of I corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR386 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR386. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR386