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Altitude: 43.1°   Azimuth: 40.8°   Direction: North-East

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

HR860 visual magnitude is 5.59. Because of its reltive faintness, HR860 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 HR860:


HR860 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 43.1°
Azimuth: 40.8°
Direction: North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of 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”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR860 in the sky:

Finder chart HR860 star
Simplified finder chart for HR860.

Visibility of HR860 from your location

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

HR860 is circumpolar and transits at 02:53 UTC (altitude: 80.0°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR860

The image below is a photograph of HR860 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 HR860 is 0.142 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.032 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 1000 years is represented with the red arrow.

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);

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

Spectral properties of HR860

HR860 belongs to spectral class F4 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

Alternative designations of HR860