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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
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Altitude: 42.9°   Azimuth: 0.6°   Direction: North

HR774 is a star in the constellation of Cepheus.

HR774 visual magnitude is 5.78. Because of its reltive faintness, HR774 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 HR774:


HR774 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 42.9°
Azimuth: 0.6°
Direction: North

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR774

HR774 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 HR774 are provided in the following table:

02h 47m 47s
+81° 26’ 53”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR774 in the sky:

Finder chart HR774 star
Simplified finder chart for HR774.

Visibility of HR774 from your location

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

HR774 is circumpolar and transits at 21:26 UTC (altitude: 60.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR774

The image below is a photograph of HR774 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 HR774 is 0.01 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.076 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR774 star
DSS2 image of HR774. The red arrow shows the motion of HR774 during the next 10000 years (1.67 arcmin in Right Ascension and -12.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR774 from the Sun and relative movement

HR774 is distant 498.47 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 18 kilometers per second.

152.91 pc
498.47 ly
18 km/s
0.01 arcsec/year
-0.076 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR774

HR774 belongs to spectral class G8 HR774 is also a Ba chemically peculiar star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR774 is situated in the HertzsprungÔÇôRussell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR774. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR774