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public LocationGreenwich, UK
Sunrise: 4:43 
Transit: 13:01 
Sunset: 21:18
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Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Altitude: 37.0°   Azimuth: 34.8°   Direction: North-East

HR860 is a multiple main-sequence star of spectral class F4 in the constellation of Cassiopeia.

HR860 visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its faintness, HR860 is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR860

Finder chart HR860 star
Simplified finder chart for HR860.

HR860 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 HR860 are provided in the following table:

02h 55m 56s
+61° 31’ 15”
Image of HR860 star
DSS2 image of HR860. The red arrow shows the motion of HR860 during the next 1000 years (2.37 arcmin in Right Ascension and 0.53 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR860


and has a luminosity class of V corresponding to a main-sequence star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR860 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR860. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

HR860 star system properties

HR860 is a visual double star which can be observed with the help of small or medium telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR860 double sysyem:

89.6 arcsec

Distance of HR860 from the Sun and relative movement

HR860 is distant 86.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 29 kilometers per second.

26.47 pc
86.29 ly
29 km/s
0.142 arcsec/year
0.032 arcsec/year

Alternative designations of HR860


Visibility of HR860 from your location

HR860 is circumpolar and transits at 08:40 UTC (altitude: 80.0°)