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Altitude: 52.7°   Azimuth: 80.3°   Direction: East

HR476 is a subgiant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR476 visual magnitude is 5.61. Because of its reltive faintness, HR476 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 HR476:


HR476 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 52.7°
Azimuth: 80.3°
Direction: East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR476

HR476 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 HR476 are provided in the following table:

01h 40m 39s
+43° 17’ 52”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR476 in the sky:

Finder chart HR476 star
Simplified finder chart for HR476.

Visibility of HR476 from your location

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

HR476 is circumpolar and transits at 20:19 UTC (altitude: 81.8°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR476

The image below is a photograph of HR476 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 HR476 is 0.127 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR476 star
DSS2 image of HR476. The red arrow shows the motion of HR476 during the next 1000 years (2.12 arcmin in Right Ascension and -0.62 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR476 from the Sun and relative movement

HR476 is distant 268.31 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 17 kilometers per second.

82.30 pc
268.31 ly
17 km/s
0.127 arcsec/year
-0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR476

HR476 belongs to spectral class A9


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR476 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR476. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR476