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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:38  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:28


HR562 is a giant star in the constellation of Andromeda.

HR562 visual magnitude is 6.78. Because of its reltive faintness, HR562 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 HR562:

HR562 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 34°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR562

HR562 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 HR562 are provided in the following table:

01h 57m 56s
+41° 41’ 39”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR562 in the sky:

Finder chart HR562 star
Simplified finder chart for HR562.

Visibility of HR562 from your location

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

HR562 is circumpolar and transits at 13:23 UTC (altitude: 80.2°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR562

The image below is a photograph of HR562 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 HR562 is 0.012 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.014 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR562 star
DSS2 image of HR562. The red arrow shows the motion of HR562 during the next 10000 years (2.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR562 from the Sun and relative movement

HR562 is distant 1,288.54 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

395.26 pc
1,288.54 ly
3 km/s
0.012 arcsec/year
-0.014 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR562

HR562 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 HR562 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR562. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR562