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Altitude: 39.4°   Azimuth: 358.4°   Direction: North

HR572 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR572 visual magnitude is 6.04. Because of its reltive faintness, HR572 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 HR572:


HR572 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 39.4°
Azimuth: 358.4°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR572

HR572 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 HR572 are provided in the following table:

02h 02m 57s
+77° 54’ 59”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR572 in the sky:

Finder chart HR572 star
Simplified finder chart for HR572.

Visibility of HR572 from your location

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

HR572 is circumpolar and transits at 21:01 UTC (altitude: 63.6°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR572

The image below is a photograph of HR572 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 HR572 is -0.004 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.002 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR572 star
DSS2 image of HR572. The red arrow shows the motion of HR572 during the next 100000 years (-6.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -3.33 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR572 from the Sun and relative movement

HR572 is distant 1,075.91 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

330.03 pc
1,075.91 ly
-3 km/s
-0.004 arcsec/year
-0.002 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR572

HR572 belongs to spectral class K0


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR572 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR572. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR572