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HR76 is a hypergiant star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR76 visual magnitude is 6.52. Because of its reltive faintness, HR76 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 HR76:

HR76 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt. Altitude: 26°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR76

HR76 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 HR76 are provided in the following table:

00h 20m 05s
+48° 51’ 55”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR76 in the sky:

Finder chart HR76 star
Simplified finder chart for HR76.

Visibility of HR76 from your location

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

HR76 is circumpolar and transits at 07:49 UTC (altitude: 87.4°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR76

The image below is a photograph of HR76 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 HR76 is 0.005 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.017 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR76 star
DSS2 image of HR76. The red arrow shows the motion of HR76 during the next 10000 years (0.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.83 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR76 from the Sun and relative movement

HR76 is distant 883.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 3 kilometers per second.

271.00 pc
883.47 ly
-3 km/s
0.005 arcsec/year
-0.017 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR76

HR76 belongs to spectral class A0 and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a hypergiant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR76 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR76. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR76