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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 36.9°   Azimuth: 9.2°   Direction: North

HR626 is a giant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR626 visual magnitude is 6.29. Because of its reltive faintness, HR626 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 HR626 is 0.048 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.037 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR626 star
DSS2 image of HR626. The red arrow shows the motion of HR626 during the next 10000 years (8.00 arcmin in Right Ascension and -6.17 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR626


HR626 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 36.9°
Azimuth: 9.2°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR626

HR626 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 HR626 are provided in the following table:

02h 13m 21s
+74° 01’ 40”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR626 in the sky:

Finder chart HR626 star
Simplified finder chart for HR626.

Visibility of HR626 from your location

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

HR626 is circumpolar and transits at 15:25 UTC (altitude: 67.5°)

Distance of HR626 from the Sun and relative movement

HR626 is distant 438.17 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 37 kilometers per second.

134.41 pc
438.17 ly
-37 km/s
0.048 arcsec/year
-0.037 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR626

HR626 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 HR626 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR626. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR626