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Altitude: 67.6°   Azimuth: 75.6°   Direction: East-North-East

HR538 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR538 visual magnitude is 6.26. Because of its reltive faintness, HR538 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 HR538:


HR538 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 67.6°
Azimuth: 75.6°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR538

HR538 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 HR538 are provided in the following table:

01h 52m 50s
+51° 28’ 28”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR538 in the sky:

Finder chart HR538 star
Simplified finder chart for HR538.

Visibility of HR538 from your location

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

HR538 is circumpolar and transits at 20:43 UTC (altitude: 90.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR538

The image below is a photograph of HR538 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 HR538 is -0.011 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.009 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR538 star
DSS2 image of HR538. The red arrow shows the motion of HR538 during the next 10000 years (-1.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -1.50 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR538 from the Sun and relative movement

HR538 is distant 494.69 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 6 kilometers per second.

151.75 pc
494.69 ly
6 km/s
-0.011 arcsec/year
-0.009 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR538

HR538 belongs to spectral class A3 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR538 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR538. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR538