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HR885 is a giant star in the constellation of Perseus.

HR885 visual magnitude is 5.47. Because of its reltive faintness, HR885 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 HR885:

HR885 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. Altitude: 11°.

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR885

HR885 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 HR885 are provided in the following table:

02h 59m 49s
+47° 13’ 14”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR885 in the sky:

Finder chart HR885 star
Simplified finder chart for HR885.

Visibility of HR885 from your location

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

HR885 is circumpolar and transits at 03:05 UTC (altitude: 85.7°)

Digitized Sky Survey image of HR885

The image below is a photograph of HR885 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 HR885 is 0.021 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.024 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR885 star
DSS2 image of HR885. The red arrow shows the motion of HR885 during the next 10000 years (3.50 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.00 arcmin in declination);

Distance of HR885 from the Sun and relative movement

HR885 is distant 557.26 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 7 kilometers per second.

170.94 pc
557.26 ly
7 km/s
0.021 arcsec/year
0.024 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR885

HR885 belongs to spectral class G5 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR885 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR885. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR885