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Altitude: 36.1°   Azimuth: 71.1°   Direction: East-North-East

HR876 is a giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR876 visual magnitude is 6.04. Because of its reltive faintness, HR876 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 HR876:


HR876 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: 36.1°
Azimuth: 71.1°
Direction: East-North-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR876

HR876 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 HR876 are provided in the following table:

02h 58m 02s
+38° 36’ 54”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR876 in the sky:

Finder chart HR876 star
Simplified finder chart for HR876.

Visibility of HR876 from your location

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

HR876 is circumpolar and transits at 22:08 UTC (altitude: 77.1°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR876

The image below is a photograph of HR876 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 HR876 is -0.007 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.016 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR876 star
DSS2 image of HR876. The red arrow shows the motion of HR876 during the next 10000 years (-1.17 arcmin in Right Ascension and -2.67 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR876 from the Sun and relative movement

HR876 is distant 1,164.29 light years from the Sun and it is moving towards the Sun at the speed of 41 kilometers per second.

357.14 pc
1,164.29 ly
-41 km/s
-0.007 arcsec/year
-0.016 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR876

HR876 belongs to spectral class K3


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR876 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR876. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR876