HR60 is a double giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
HR60 visual magnitude is 5.74. Because of its reltive faintness, HR60 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 HR60:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR60
HR60 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 HR60 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR60 in the sky:
Visibility of HR60 from your location
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
HR60 is circumpolar and transits at 07:46 UTC (altitude: 79.9°)
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR60
The image below is a photograph of HR60 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 HR60 is -0.001 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.001 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR60 from the Sun and relative movement
HR60 is distant 641.73 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 4 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR60
HR60 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR60 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR60 star system properties
HR60 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR60 double sysyem: