HR488 is a bright giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
HR488 visual magnitude is 6.34. Because of its reltive faintness, HR488 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 HR488:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR488
HR488 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 HR488 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR488 in the sky:
Visibility of HR488 from your location
HR488 is circumpolar and transits at 21:08 UTC (altitude: 80.1°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR488
The image below is a photograph of HR488 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 HR488 is 0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.011 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR488 from the Sun and relative movement
HR488 is distant 1,021.94 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 5 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR488
HR488 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR488 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.