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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:43  
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Altitude: 21.1°   Azimuth: 10.3°   Direction: North

HR482 is a multiple giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR482 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR482 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 HR482:


HR482 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 21.1°
Azimuth: 10.3°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR482

HR482 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 HR482 are provided in the following table:

01h 42m 17s
+58° 37’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR482 in the sky:

Finder chart HR482 star
Simplified finder chart for HR482.

Visibility of HR482 from your location

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

HR482 is circumpolar and transits at 01:43 UTC (altitude: 82.9°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR482

The image below is a photograph of HR482 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 HR482 is 0.019 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 HR482 star
DSS2 image of HR482. The red arrow shows the motion of HR482 during the next 10000 years (3.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR482 from the Sun and relative movement

HR482 is distant 1,455.36 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.

446.43 pc
1,455.36 ly
-4 km/s
0.019 arcsec/year
-0.01 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR482

HR482 belongs to spectral class B8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR482 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR482. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR482 star system properties

HR482 is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR482 double sysyem:

20.1 arcsec

Alternative designations of HR482