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Altitude: 38.9°   Azimuth: 42.6°   Direction: North-East

HR461 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR461 visual magnitude is 5.56. Because of its reltive faintness, HR461 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 HR461:

Bright giant

HR461 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 38.9°
Azimuth: 42.6°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR461

HR461 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 HR461 are provided in the following table:

01h 38m 07s
+57° 58’ 38”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR461 in the sky:

Finder chart HR461 star
Simplified finder chart for HR461.

Visibility of HR461 from your location

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

HR461 is circumpolar and transits at 08:32 UTC (altitude: 83.5°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR461

The image below is a photograph of HR461 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 HR461 is 0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR461 star
DSS2 image of HR461. The red arrow shows the motion of HR461 during the next 100000 years (11.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -10.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR461 from the Sun and relative movement

HR461 is distant 1,139.86 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 8 kilometers per second.

349.65 pc
1,139.86 ly
-8 km/s
0.007 arcsec/year
-0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR461

HR461 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR461 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR461. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR461