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Altitude: 27.9°   Azimuth: 355.1°   Direction: North

HR428 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR428 visual magnitude is 6.14. Because of its reltive faintness, HR428 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 HR428:


HR428 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 27.9°
Azimuth: 355.1°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR428

HR428 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 HR428 are provided in the following table:

01h 30m 52s
+66° 05’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR428 in the sky:

Finder chart HR428 star
Simplified finder chart for HR428.

Visibility of HR428 from your location

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

HR428 is circumpolar and transits at 20:13 UTC (altitude: 75.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR428

The image below is a photograph of HR428 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 HR428 is 0.084 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.01 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR428 star
DSS2 image of HR428. The red arrow shows the motion of HR428 during the next 10000 years (14.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR428 from the Sun and relative movement

HR428 is distant 282.50 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

86.66 pc
282.50 ly
9 km/s
0.084 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR428

HR428 belongs to spectral class A2 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR428 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR428. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR428