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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:10  
SunsetSet: 17:38
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Altitude: 54.8°   Azimuth: 13.4°   Direction: North-North-East

HR597 is a main-sequence star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR597 visual magnitude is 6.05. Because of its reltive faintness, HR597 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR597 is -0.036 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.006 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR597 star
DSS2 image of HR597. The red arrow shows the motion of HR597 during the next 10000 years (-6.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and 1.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR597


HR597 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 54.8°
Azimuth: 13.4°
Direction: North-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR597

HR597 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 HR597 are provided in the following table:

02h 09m 25s
+81° 17’ 44”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR597 in the sky:

Finder chart HR597 star
Simplified finder chart for HR597.

Visibility of HR597 from your location

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

HR597 is circumpolar and transits at 15:29 UTC (altitude: 60.2°)

Distance of HR597 from the Sun and relative movement

HR597 is distant 223.13 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 13 kilometers per second.

68.45 pc
223.13 ly
-13 km/s
-0.036 arcsec/year
0.006 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR597

HR597 belongs to spectral class A1 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR597 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR597. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR597