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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 48.1°   Azimuth: 292.6°   Direction: West-North-West

HR62 is a giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR62 visual magnitude is 5.89. Because of its reltive faintness, HR62 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 HR62 is 0.008 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 100000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR62 star
DSS2 image of HR62. The red arrow shows the motion of HR62 during the next 100000 years (13.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.00 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR62


HR62 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 48.1°
Azimuth: 292.6°
Direction: West-North-West

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR62

HR62 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 HR62 are provided in the following table:

00h 17m 09s
+47° 56’ 50”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR62 in the sky:

Finder chart HR62 star
Simplified finder chart for HR62.

Visibility of HR62 from your location

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

HR62 is circumpolar and transits at 10:01 UTC (altitude: 86.5°)

Distance of HR62 from the Sun and relative movement

HR62 is distant 953.22 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

292.40 pc
953.22 ly
-9 km/s
0.008 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR62

HR62 belongs to spectral class B7 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR62 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR62. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR62